Okay! Kids are napping (all three at the same time!) and let's be real, I don't have time for a long drawn out Blog post. In fact I had good intentions to post this sucker yesterday but here I sit, a day later. BLAH
Life is crazy. I can't say it enough. Mostly I just keep that on repeat in my head to remind me that it's life that is the crazy one... not me.
So here it is. A couple weeks ago we were playing at a local playground affiliated with Montessori school and it got my husband and I talking about what we'd like to see for our kids' educations. The answer was simple: if given the opportunity we'd love noting more than for them to attend Montessori school.
It doesn't take long after becoming a parent before you start hearing yourself say (It's okay if it's only in your head. No, that doesn't make you crazy.) "I'd do anything for my child(ren)" or "I want my kid(s) to have everything." For my husband and I that everything includes a quality education. Personally I enjoyed my schooling, but looking back I can recognize that it was more of a social gathering than anything else. No worries, I finished with a great g.p.a. and got into an excellent college. but while socializing is definitely important, it's not the only part of an education we'd like our kids to experience.
For us Montessori sounds great. You can check out the benefits here.
Things WE love about Montessori:
* It's child centered
* Dr. Maria Montessori believed that children are capable of much more than they're typically required
* Children can explore their interests
* Some of the most interesting people we know received a Montessori education
Don't believe me? Check out my life-long friend Sara's Blog about her amazing global journeys
The down side of Montessori for us is that we're money poor and initially Montessori, especially with three kids close in age, is expensive. And so we will see, when the time comes, if this dream is an option for our family. For now we just play on their public playground and pretend.