Tuesday, October 30, 2012

International affairs

Abby's a little obsessed with geography and crafts, so when she found out that each country has its very own flag, she set out to make some for us to put on our big map in the living room. She went to work armed with her children's encyclopedia, some construction paper, crayons, a glue stick, and her pink scissors.

I asked if she wanted help finding a specific country.

"I don't need your help, Mommy," she informed me. "I've got this."
She began with Slovakia, since that's where her friend Mazzy lives. She's considering mailing this one to her friend "so she'll know what it looks like so she can find the library and the post office." Apparently, the only reason we fly flags is to help us locate government buildings.

Next she worked on Sweden, but only because Caleb asked her to do a blue one. She finished up her self-imposed geography assignment with Grenada, not because of any particular affinity for islands in the Caribbean, but most likely because it has a star on it, and she likes stars.

If she sticks with this project, I'm going to need a much bigger map.

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