I am daily becoming aware of my strengths vs. weaknesses and my passions vs disinterests. One such area of disinterest is studying literature. Although I thoroughly enjoy reading, I'm not fond of learning about literature and all it's many elements.However, I do recognize that as a parent, it's not all about "me" and what I like or dislike.
For example, our oldest daughter is an avid reader and easily devours chapter books in a short period of time. This has been her passion since she was 3 years old and continues to resonate within her. If I were to enforce my disinterest for exploring literature on a deeper level, then I'd be hindering her natural passion. Instead, I believe it is part of my job to encourage her love of reading and support her in this area.
One way that I've stepped out of "my" comfort zone, is by signing her up in the homeschool book club. This has been a great alternate way to introduce literature into her studies.
I also recruited a friend who is extremely passionate about literary works to give a brief discussion on different genres of literature. As you see in the pictures, the children took notes and asked questions as he taught.
"I Give thanks to You, For I am awesomely and wondrously made! Wondrous are Your Works, And my being knows it well." Tehillim (Psalms) 119:14