Hat and I have finished school for the term. I don’t know how much she’s learned. So long as she enjoyed it. She sweetly tells me that her vocabularly is broader now that she’s homeschooled. That’s not because I’m any great orator, but because Hat has a keen ear for new words.
She asks me, ”how do you spell schrewin, mum?”
How do you spell what!? I want to know.
”You know, schrewin”
I don’t darling, no. I don’t even know what you mean. Where have you heard the word used?
”You. When you say to me after I’ve had a shower, don’t leave your wet towel schrewin all over the floor”.
Today, we will drive 5 hours to Mwazna on Lake Victoria where we will spend the night, ready to collect Hat’s big brother and sister when they arrive by plane from their school in the north east of the country tomorrow morning. Hat is beside herself with excitement.
And I relish four weeks of picking those wet towels up.