30 Days of Gratitude: 12

Gratitude today for one-on-one time with each of my children in their Montessori classrooms. You may be disappointed that I have no photos taken in either of my children’s classrooms today but I chose this time to put my camera phone away and just be present. I would not have been able to give them the quality time they needed If I was too busy trying to get a decent photo. It’s just too distracting.

This morning I joined my son for his toddler with parents Montessori class and we had such a nice time but he seemed a bit tired today. I thought maybe he would want to go home early but he was still having such a lovely time that he didn’t want to leave, so we stayed for the whole session in the end.  I think I am really going to miss going to these classes when my youngest transitions to the Children’s House as I really love that one-on-one time with him. My son was mostly keen on doing some art (painting and pasting), reading books, doing some Practical Life work (cheese cutting, orange juicing) and puzzles today.

After class we stayed on for a little bit longer as my son wanted to play in the playground with one of the other children from class. After this, we went home and had lunch. My son then rode his bike for a while before we headed back to the school early (for an hour nap in the car) and then to pick up my daughter from school. He has gone back to afternoon napping now that my daughter has started doing extended school days until 3pm. Sometimes we leave for school pick up a bit earlier so he is not napping too close to 3pm as I find it can interfere with night time sleep (going to bed much later). We just take each day as it comes.

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My son practising riding his sister’s pedal bike today. He has only really wanted to ride his push bike but is way too big for it now and has found that his poor toes keep getting scraped on the cement…ouch! 

This afternoon my children’s Grandma met us at the school, and helped look after my youngest (he played in the playground) whilst my daughter took me into her classroom for an hour to show me the work she has been doing. This is the first time I have been able to spend time with her in her classroom as my husband is usually the one to do it. My daughter was so excited to show me around. She has such a lovely, peaceful classroom. She was really keen to show me some of her letter and number work books and some of her favourite materials as well as read some books and then show me each and every shelf in the classroom and explain what each thing on it is and how to use it. She was so proud.

Afterwards we went for a quick swim and then home for dinner, bath, stories and then bed.

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