It is harder for me to write. I guess we have to simply accept the mistakes.
When I was a child my parents put me in a French school when I was a child.
In Lycée in Brasil I had to speak most things in french, also english and portugues.
I hated. I went to Lycée in Argentina and there french and spanish. When we return to Brasil as an adolescent I cried, scream to get put of the French school and go to Brazilian school.
Mu father did not want, and my mother accepted.
I moved and was choked how boring was Brazilian school I went.We had to read the same book. We had to classes and for exams we had to write the same thing we had learned. For that we had a great notes.
In Lycee it was the opposite. The same what you have learned you get bad notes. To be good it have to be thoughts after we have learned.
To read we would go to the place of books to choose of the book we think is good. All my friends had different than me. After maybe a week we had an exam. That was to tell others about the book and what we thought. That I started to love reading.
The funny thing is that with my coma now it is easier to write than to read. I realise it is probably in different parts of the brain.
I am writing this because as I had told in my coma I could not do anything I am slowly returning.
As I am in Asia I have to speak english, French, Spanish and I realise that what I learned as a child is more strong after.
I had learned some of Duch in Holland, I lived there and my first husband eas from there, Arab from Palestine, Hebrew because my Phd , Thai because I was volunteer teaching english in a small village where just no one lady spoke English. Italian because when I lived in Australia I was forced to learn another language.
As I am in Thailand I realise it is hard to return to what you learn not as a child.
I also realise that are many parts of the brain. I was always bad with numbers. I am worse now. I also had to learn swimming, flexibility like yoga, music as a child.
As I am travelling to places I know well I can swim , do Yoga, bicycles, walks.
I see this days a women from Thailand adopted a child here in Thailand who was pregnant 18. It was her student, she was afraid. She told her she would adopt her . I thought all people who want to have children they choose learn from my coma.
I realise if my parents had not made me learn languages, movements of body, music, mathematics I realise I would not be able to bagly to write this. Even with mistakes I know it is importanta.
I do not think your kids have coma. I say because my grandmother is 94 and reads in 3 la languages. Have broken legs but it is doing Physiotherapy . Grand ma always did gim.And she says she is old I get books, music for values of life. Values is to live even in losses.
I guess I write this that I realise how profoundly how is important it is for the kids to learn when they are young. Their lives will be better. Getting older will be better. Use all the areas of the brain. Languages, mathematics, art, music, yoga, Swim etc,
I would like to go to Lycée to say thank you for teaching me to have thoughts in relationship to what we have learned. Never to simply say the same you have learned.
And I also realise that I am thankfully to my mother who is 70 and have always accepted my ideas, made me live out of family at 15. To have always to deal with my huge different ideas. I had learned in Licee not to copy, to thin.
Like now. I change my plan and me and Andre are going to Vietnam. This is the place I have never been. I admire my mom did not say “ Dont go” Even Dad once had to came here to take me out of coma in Thailand. Mom and Dad.
She said “ Enjoy” My grandma is the same. “ I am happy you are enjoying”.
Remember now I write and make mistakes. That is ok for me.
I also forget images, faces, memory and the music is harder the melodies.. never the words, the name 🙂
I guess we have to accepts falls but that is not to keep present thinking the past is better. As Dalai Lama says
” when we loose don’t the lesson. ”