School was quite busy again for Smarty this week - she has a 10-minute documentary due for her Media Studies class, and her group under her "wise" guidance chose to make this documentary about refugees. They interviewed two refugees on two different days, and a person from a local Catholic charity organization assisting refugees. It meant that she came home quite late every day, at 5 pm, and she still had her regular homework on top of that. I joke that she just likes to make her life hard choosing "hard-to-complete" projects in the subject that she does not even like.
Smarty had her yearly check up on Friday. She was a bit disappointed to learn that she is pretty much staying on her curve in height and weight (7% height, 5% weight) and is still expected to be at about 5" 1' at adult height. I am 5' 3" and she is hoping to be at least as tall as I am. But otherwise she is perfectly healthy, her vision and hearing are fine, and no scoliosis despite reading in ridiculous positions. In other news, Smarty managed to combine sailing with swimming in her Thursday class - she and her partner capsized their boat and needed to be "fished out". Luckily, she and other students bring a change of clothes to their sailing class for just such a situation. She took capsizing in stride - she really enjoys learning to sail and thinking of continuing it next year.
What We Are Reading
We finally made it to the library last Saturday, and Smarty brought a bunch of re-reads home, but some new books too. She did not say anything about new books - I suspect that she mostly brought them home to fulfill my requirement to read a new book to each re-read. I read through the first Divergent by Veronica Roth and decided that it's certainly nothing close to The Hunger Games in the level of mastery and complexity of the story. I actually did not like where the story went in Book 1 and there was much too much teen romance. I decided that I will not spend my time on Books 2 and 3 at the moment even though Smarty still wants me to read them despite my explanations about what I did not like about the first book.
Favorite Memory of the Week
Smarty's pediatrician to Smarty, "You know, I still remember you as this chubby toddler who talked and talked and talked. You are no longer chubby, but some things did not change, did they?"