Everyday is Different
Like many families, there’s almost no such thing as a “typical” day in our house. Thanks to the nature of our work, we split our time between Chicago and Los Angeles, where red carpet season is often a whirlwind of wardrobe fittings, hair and makeup sessions, and long rehearsals. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we love to have some routines to keep us centered and refreshed on even the most hectic days. For us, that can mean something as simple as taking a walk. Whether we’re taking a family stroll through our neighborhood in Chicago or planning a hike in some of Los Angeles’s beautiful nearby wilderness, I find that taking a few of these short 30-minute breaks each week helps me reset my brain and reconnect with the world.
Although we’re used to traveling for work, we also enjoy traveling for fun and adventure, most recently to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and my hometown of Naples, Italy. For us, there’s no better way to refresh your creativity and broaden your understanding than wandering through a place you’ve never been.
That love of exploring the world also extends to the movies and TV shows that Bill and I watch at home. In the evenings, we’ll often check out some of the latest documentaries, which help us stay engaged and entertain at the same time. A recent documentary we really enjoyed was Free Solo about the captivating journey of Alex Honnold during his free solo climb of El Capitan. As we watch and discuss these shows, we’re not just learning new things ourselves; we’re also setting an example for Duke about how adults feed their love of learning even when they’re not in school.
Love of Learning
Of course, Duke has his own daily routines. As we wrote in our last blog, Duke’s love of learning takes him everywhere from STEM school to the Museum of Science + Industry. From learning new skills in coding class to tinkering with machines to see how they work, Duke loves figuring out the hows and whys of the world around him. Of course, that also includes plenty of play time, whether that’s a trip to basketball practice or an afternoon spent doing experiments with the Beaker Creatures.
Most of all, we love the idea that, no matter how busy the day or how packed the schedule, we can always find simple ways to learn a little something new every day.
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