I have in mind a blog post that will need to be organized and careful, and perhaps in parts, but I’m not quite there yet. It’s about how I think Owen will be best served, at least until he’s 6 or 7 (and then we’ll see, beyond), and I want to break down the details, … More Bringing preschool to us
I have two blog posts rolling around in my brain, and because I suddenly realized they’re related, I’m going to roll them together. 1. I have a kid now and would really love a peaceful, happy, music-filled, joyous waldorffy holiday, on the social side for my own and my kid’s social needs. 2. I am … More rolled together: Christmas, struggling, hope. Other.
I had such plans for the day. We were going to play quietly for a bit, build a Lincoln Log house or two, maybe spend some sandbox time, have a nice lunch, go get flu shots, then go play at a local homeschool group’s play day across the bay, But Owen woke up busy, played … More such plans
What a busy and mostly happy few days I’ve had. Feet are keeeeeling me so it’s a percocet night. I can’t compare it to anything, it’s not like walking too far, or being in too-tight shoes. I dunno, bastinado? At any rate, yeah, feeling better or not, I’m going to back off the overdoing it … More mutual respect
Since we made cookies last week, “measuring” is one of Owen’s favorite activities. I give him bowls of something scoopable (oats, here), measuring cups, and spoons. He talks to himself as he goes, as I narrate recipes when we cook together. Time for a play kitchen next to his sandbox, I think, and more real … More Measuring
Today while Owen was swinging in the backyard, he stared up at the sky for a couple of minutes, then said, “Mama, the sky is very blue. Someone painted the sky?” I love this sort of thing, but it seems like something child-observers make up to make the kids seem cute. I know it’s real … More Painting the sky
Our neighbor had a huge load of wood chips delivered to her driveway. Owen knew what to do.
Owen has construction piles of potting soil and bird seed going, with much discussion (with himself and the trucks) and decision-making taking place. He loves to play in bird seed, the texture and colors are lovely. Early tomorrow morning, the California towhees will come along and be very happy with their harvest.
Before I was a mommy, in a previous life, I taught nursery school. More than that, I worked with kids from about a few weeks to six years old, professionally, mostly with 3-5, but a lot with toddlers, and with a couple of summer stints as a sleepaway summer camp head counselor for “disadvantaged” kids … More I want to tell you about fingerpainting.
Owen had a bug a couple of weeks ago and didn’t eat much for a few days, even lost a couple of pounds. He’s been making up for it ever since. We would appreciate donations of size 4T shirts, 3T pants, and ten gallon buckets of yogurt. (His favorite is TJ’s organic vanilla.) (And yes, … More mo’ food!