Julia’s good friend Darina goes to the Ecole de Peinture (painting school) every Wednesday afternoon. (Side note: our youngest two don’t go to school on Wednesdays). One Wednesday, Julia went with Darina. She came home excited about painting and begged us to sign her up. So we did. She’s done some amazing paintings! We’re so proud of her.
Last year she would’ve been intimidated to attend a class outside of school where only French was spoken. Now she corrects my pronunciation with glee and has come alive here in France. She’s a terribly, wonderfully social bee–to communicate has been a huge blessing for her.