.....Thanks so much for your support regarding my last post! Your kind words mean so much to me and have helped me along the past few days of, shall we say, "recovery" because that is what it surely feels like. I'm not being dramatic here, but it really does feel like I'm getting over some kind of tiring illness or injury. Children are so much more resilient than us, however. W is back to his "usual self", although I tend to wonder if it was him....or myself and my reactions. (yes, I am thinking the latter..)
Something had me just so off last week. There have been some changes here; an adjusting new child in playgarden (I'm "switching" the title of the program. I don't think "school" has a true place in the description of the program.), visitors to our home, the transition from diapers to toilet (which is complete, save for nap and bedtime! No struggle, either, which I wasn't fully expecting..), among other things.
I've also noticed that if I'm among a group of parents who share different views on play, expectations, etc., that can sort of effect me, as well.
This new week, though, has been peaceful and very, very happy.
The photos in this post are from W's parent-child class at River Valley Waldorf School.
Being in this setting and among the friends we have found in this class make me feel at ease and very, very thankful.
It's also been such a fantastic opportunity for W. He loves his teacher to the point of following her around and seeking out her attention. He left the room today to fetch bread from the oven with her, and that was a pretty big step for him, I think. I spend most of the class knitting and observing, not really stepping in when there's any kind of issue. He's learning to listen to his teacher. He's experiencing what it's like to be part of a group where his mother is not the leader!
....And it is so, so sweet to watch.
We are so very lucky to have Miss Amanda as our teacher. Somehow, someway, we have found a place in this community and I'm thinking this is just the beginning:)