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Sunday
Feb122012

How desensitized we become to our surroundings....

We pull up to school today after having a few deep silent moments and I hear a voice from the backseat say:

"What if we put a sign up that said, "No humans allowed"

I wrinkled my forehead, quickly scanning my mind, memory and soul for a sign of where the announcement surfaced from.

I, then, casually looked toward the park at school, and as clear as day read the sign (which has been there for years)

"NO DOGS ALLOWED"

I smiled at the surfacing of this observation by the voice in the backseat (which was my son's, by the way).

I again wrinkled my forehead and smiled realizing that we all need to take time to see and realize  the details in the messages that surround us.............

I certainly needed the gentle and profound reminder from my son who "Read the Writing on the Wall (or sign, so to speak)......"

He again reminded me of the importance of being an observer.....and to see things from a child's perspective!

What a life lesson this was for me, as a mother and as a teacher.....

BRING ON THE DOGS........

This, my friends...........is why the world needs more Montessori

 

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This is really inspiring! As a Primary Montessori Directress- I am constantly observing what we are presenting in the environment and the outside world. The children do teach us so much about society and the perceptions we (ourselves) are constantly looking over. Love it!!! Thanks so much for sharing your story!

October 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

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