amber and jessica –
thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on my last post. as i read through them i thought both “ah ha” and “duh.” not to be too harsh on myself but it struck me as a little bit funny that my previous post was all about how black and white distinctions are not very helpful to me, how i am all things mushed up into one, and then i suddenly freak out about if it is ok to want to homeschool and also send my son to preschool.
luckily, i have the lovely responses from you both to remind me of what i was saying. a little bit of this and a little bit of that can work, and does work. the bean’s preschool is also play based and the teachers just blow me away there and he is liking it so much so i do not really want to stop. i just also like the idea of doing more then just hanging around the house with the television on when we are home. it is helpful to remember he can go to his play school and we can do some stuff here as well.
i do so appreciate your perspective, amber, on the waldorf. i find that some aspects of waldorf really speak to me (the handwork, involving the kids in home tasks, the connection to nature, and a sense of just letting them enjoy being children, plus encouraging the sense of the world as a magical place). but i don’t feel like i would ever chose it to be the one and only model we used. it is just the only home schooling style i have found good books to read about! in fact, if anyone can tell me about some good montessori books to read i’d love it.
for now i’ll try to take a deep breath and take my own words to heart. we can use the preschool and what we like about waldorf. why not?
i also have to admit that i am right on the cusp of deciding it makes sense to invest a little money in a very basic sewing machine and between the book, amber’s comment, and victory’s online encouragement i feel like it is becoming inevitable. anyone want to learn to sew with me?
happy saturday everyone.
it is grey and raining here, symbolic?
peace. love. joy.