Story of the World, Vol. 4, Chapter 39

Story of the World, Vol. 4, Chapter 39 talked about my childhood. Our history book has finally caught up with me. It feels strange to read about one’s lifetime in a history book. We called it “contemporary history” when I was growing up but I see they only call it “modern” here.

Langar meal

First step in a langar meal: roast potatoes and cauliflower, chop tomatoes

The 1980s in the East and the Mideast took us to India after partition and Iran and Iraq. In all honesty, I did not know much about those places. I mean, I knew Indira Gandhi got assassinated by her own body guards but why I did not comprehend. Now I know. And I had never heard of the Bhopal disaster. So this was very educational for me.

The story on Iran and Iraq went on and on with twists and turns. We had a hard time retaining all the details. We got lost in them, but we survived.

If I were to pick five essential things or characteristics that a homeschooling mom should have, curiosity and a desire to learn would be two of the five. I got plenty of both. Most homeschooling moms I know feel the same.

Langar with spaghetti

Instead of rice, we served the veggies over gluten free spaghetti.

For the project or craft activity, we chose to make a langar meal. Since we are vegetarian, the aloo gobi (potato cauliflower) fit perfectly with our lifestyle. I skipped the lemon and onion because I am allergic to both, and I adapted the other condiments so that it is not too spicy.

Unfortunately, I could not interest the kids to eat it. They loved the smell, but once they tasted it, they wanted no more. We are just not big fans of Indian spices.

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