Musings on Montessori and life from a teacher/guide/directress
Thursday, December 3, 2009
As I contemplate the weekend ahead I feel blessed but frantic. An event every evening, and a few during the day too! This season brings out the best and the worst in us all. Please remember, if you're tired and frazzled, your children probably are too. We want to be super parents, and do every event, and open every door for our children, but give yourself permission to slow down. Whenever I get overly tired, my own children always say what I used to say to them when I sensed they were overloaded: "Let's put on our jammies, make some cookies, and watch a movie." And honestly, those are always the best of times. I've included some fun photos of work from November.
I am a Montessori teacher who just completed my 10th year. I feel lucky to have found a calling that incorporates so many of my interests: music, theater, art, literature, and sports. I adore singing, tennis, and gardening. I have three fabulous children ranging in age from 14-21 (all Montessori-educated). Montessori opened up the world for me. I found out I love practical life and making beautiful things, which I have dubbed "Jane Austen Time."