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The One Where Good Intentions Come Home to Roost

December 28, 2008

It’s getting close to New Year’s — the time when good intentions come home to roost, often never to be seen again.

I’ve been thinking a lot about our way of life and learning. I am particularly concerned about how I’m parenting Patricia, who is a few days shy of five years old. I need to change her environment so she feels confident and challenged. Everything here is geared toward the older kids, and it is kind of chaotic. As a result she gets bored and demanding, insisting that we do every little thing for her. I’ll try to explain this more clearly in a future post.

I can tell you one thing … I was a much better mom to the older ones, especially Sarah. 😦 I am blessed that the kids — especially Sarah — help me so much withTrishy. But things need to change.

I’ve been reading up on Montessori stuff. I’ve gotten inspiration from Willa and Theresa. I’ll list the sites I’ve recently discovered and bookmarked. If you have any recommendations of other great ones, including blogs by Montessori-ish moms of little ones, please leave them in the comments!

My first big challenge is over-hauling the playroom. Egads! Check this out. (Caution, this sight is not for the squeamish).

Now what am I going to do with all this go-se?

We started tackling this project today. I feel like I am about to lose my sanity and my religion — neither of which are on very firm ground to begin with. 😀 But I am pleased with our progress so far. When we’re done, I’ll post pictures.

Later …

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