So recently Mona is not getting as much schooling as she is supposed to (I guess). Between skiing and hanging out with us, there probably is not much book smart learning going on.
Today was the third super clear warm day in a row, and tomorrow will be snow, so I took the opportunity to take Mona out of school to go skiing. This was her fourth time on skis. A guest lent me the harness a few weeks ago, and this is her second time to use it. It works well. I can let her ski on her own while still controlling her speed. She complains that it hurts, but that is usually when I am going too slow and it is holding her back.
This weekend Tomoe had a meeting with her group of people working to rescue old tools and documents after the earthquake caused a massive wave of “lets tear down this house while the government is paying for it”.
Her group stayed at one of the inns that I take most of my customers who are willing to make the trek up there. Here here is a pretty boring video of her playing behind a bear skin (the inn-keeper’s husband is a hunter). The video is long and boring, but it gives an image of what dinner is like up there.
Aside from spending time with some of her adoring fans, we also took a little walk in the morning to the pre-school/kindergarten up there. There there are only two students, both boys, and at least of them was super happy the have a girl drop in. They played for a bit and the boy requested that Mona quit her own pre-school and become a full time student up there. Frankly, Mona is not against the idea, as when she tells me she doesn’t like school, I ask why, and she says “The other kids don’t like me”. It seems she only has two kids that she likes at her own class.
Of course, her current school has more kids so she can learn cool group marches like the Mickey Mouse March which she performs below in our home while watching a video of her doing it herself .