The following took place the other day in the car:

Ilsa: Look Dad! You’d like that store. It’s called Guitar Center only the Q is shaped like a guitar.

Me: Uh…there’s no Q in Guitar Center.

Abel: I think she means K.


Yes, this is why I probably shouldn’t be homeschooling.


Can I link to Youtube? Here’s a great example of Mauritanian music. To really experience this, crank it as loud as you possible can, get it as close to your ears as you can, and then pretend it’s 10 times louder. Now, close your eyes and imagine it’s 1 a.m. and your neighbours are celebrating a wedding and this music is going off in your ear. Get up, slam the windows close, grump a lot. That’s the best way to do it.