chana finished camp last week. while she was in camp, we were doing chumash every friday and monday in the car to and from visiting my parents. we would do chazara of one aliya, some new pesukim, and rashi. this would take roughly an hour or more. i found it pretty disjointed to do it so infrequently. it was hard to remember what we had done last time. but i wanted to keep up with the skills.
now we've slipped right back in to our routine. today we began shvi'i of va'era. chana was browsing the "on demand" options of the DVR, and she happened across the "shalom network." that was pretty exciting. even more exciting, she found a movie called "Rashi." we decided to watch it the next day.
it turns out it was an animation movie based on R' Berel Wein's writings, giving a historical perspective. chana, being extremely knowledgeable in animation, observed the art and how it was done. we both enjoyed watching it together, pausing frequently for me to fill her in on historical details or for her to ask a question. we started it after 10pm, and it was an hour. i was tired but chana kept pushing for us to watch more.
it was very special because she got a sense of why i emphasize rashi so much.