17 April, 2009

The greatest thing.

I received this note yesterday, slipped into my hands between a story and dinner. There are not words to describe how powerful this moment was for me.
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14 April, 2009

A great day

Today has been a wonderful day. Primarily child led, but with ample time for my needs to be met and for me to feel content. Buying pansies, reading while the boys played in the sandbox...

I though it would be interesting for people to know what the boys did today, all of their own will. Noah enjoyed sounding out and writing words with chalk on the driveway. I think many people would assume that a child would never learn to read or write unless they were forced to, and I am here (as a former public school teacher) to tell you that it just isn't so. The process is unfolding before us and it is difficult to describe how cool it is to watch. There was also time spent chiseling rock, and time spent boiling rocks to see if any of their properties would change. The list goes on, this is just a glimpse. But man am I thankful.

Yesterday was spent at a play date and swimming lesson. A long, fun, but tiring day. It has been nice to be home for most of the day today, to replenish.

I hope everyone reading is enjoying their day as much as we are enjoying ours. Be well--

10 April, 2009

Demand this ad be pulled!

I encourage anyone reading to forward this e-mail to Nickelodeon and Burger King. This add is atrocious!


04 April, 2009

take a listen

Check this out on you tube. A friend's son's band, and a song they wrote themselves . Creative, bright, artistic, multi-talented... ugh, kids these days...


03 April, 2009

I guess I am into quotes these days. Another great one.

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
Albert Einstein

02 April, 2009

Alfie Kohn is just, so, cool...

"The Folly of Merit Pay," September 17, 2003 (**)
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ~ Anna Quindlen