Thank you so much for this incredible honor.
It's just moves me and matters to me greatly.
So, I really appreciate it.
You know I asked my four-year-old Hazel every day about what she learns in school.
I ask her every day and sometimes I met with you know she's four.
So, it's like, ‘I played’.
And I'm like, what else, you know tell me.
You know it's probably because she's tired or perhaps because I ask her every day and she's tired of me asking about her day.
But the other night it was like she threw me a bone as I was putting her to bed.
She said, ‘Hey mummy, do you know how to get to Harlem?’
And I just sort of stared at her dumbly and I said, ‘How do you get to Harlem?’
She goes, ‘You take the A train, it's the quickest way.’
And I was like, ‘What?’
You know and I said like, the Ella FitzGerald song.
She goes, ‘Yeah, Ella FitzGerald.’
And I almost wept, because Ella is like my gem, you know and then I discovered that she was learning about the Harlem renaissance at four.
I’ve also been schooled on Lava caves, never heard of them before and the small bump on a baby owl's beak that it kind of uses to crack against the shell to birth itself.
I mean and then it falls off.
I’m like how, this is stuff I’ve never heard of before.
So, it's sort of become apparent to me that I ask Hazel every day what she learned at school.
Because well, I’m desperate to know cool stuff like that mainly.
But to learn from her and I just sort of adore the look of delight in her eyes when she realizes she's teaching me something I knew nothing about.
She's just being nourished and inspired at school in ways I clearly can't keep up with.
I see in her and now in our youngest daughter too that they yearn to learn, they crave it in.