I have this rather irritating habit of thinking too much. This was lovingly pointed out to me last week by my sister (thanks sis, as if I wasn’t aware enough!). Apparently, I read too much into everything. I didn’t know that was possible: I assumed everybody did this. I can neither help it nor do I want to. However, I’m finding it somewhat of a barrier to autonomous education reasons being I am a) looking for learning in every waking moment of the girls’ lives, b) feeling guilty when I fail to identify any measurable learning and c) wondering where any learning I can identify fits in with conventional schooling. I long for the day I’ll stop looking for learning; the day I trust the girls enough to do what they were born capable of doing without my interference. On the other hand, I enjoy witnessing their growth so entirely that allowing it to happen without my acknowledging it is a gut wrenching prospect. Perhaps, I’ll just work on dropping b and c. Thinking too much? Never.