5 and a half years ago, my life consisted of sleeping,burritos and dropping entire paychecks on the Victoria's Secret semi annual sale. I was pretty sure I knew what motherhood would be like. I was wrong. I had visions of sanity,a clean home, and cats that weren't locked in the closet after being soaked with a 4 year old boys urine. Yes, I thought motherhood was one beautiful lucid moment to the next

...and then came Sam.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I may have overreacted

School is...Fantastic, amazing, a break, a breather, growth, learning, friends, laughter, change..good change.

My son has changed so much, learned so much and become so confident since starting school. I fully FULLY believe this is mostly due to the Montessori method. It is too much to explain...and I don't care to..but basically Montessori focuses on being independent and nurturing a passion for learning, where as traditional schooling focuses on socialization. At Montessori the child chooses what they want to learn, they aren't held back if other students aren't ready, they each go at their own pace and can take whatever approach they feel inspired by to solve a problem. They don't have desks, or grades, or tests. They each learn a task until they master it, and the teacher decides when that is. It is very inspirational and perfect for my inquisitive and somewhat crazy son. Sam started on basic multiplication his week before Christmas. in kindergarten. Were the other kids? No, but Sam was ready..so they let him work on it. Amazing. I love this school so much I want to move into the basement and sustain myself on blocks and sink water.

Good to be back

Looking forward to making you laugh

God knows I need it.