Wednesday, September 27, 2006

My Montessori Soapbox

I, being a Montessori teacher, found this amazing quote I wanted to share with my peeps..."Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potential." Dr. Maria Montessori.

I would encourage any parent out there to look at your local Montessori school when considering a school for your children.

A few untruths about Montessori schools: we are NOT a cult, we are not all connected, we are NOT the program that allows children to do whatever they want when they want, we are not so strict that children can't so anything.

I always require my potential families to observe a class. That way you could get a feeling about the program and go from there.

I will now step down from my soap box, but I do believe in what I do and I believe that it works.

Monday, September 25, 2006


OK, so the rumors were all over the place regarding the arrival of today's referrals. The worst case scenario was July 28, 2005 and the best case scenario was mid August 2005, and the pipe dream was ALL of August. Well, the referrals came down in the middle of the worst and the best case scenarios. I would like to point out that it was more on the best case scenario side.
Congrats to all those mamas and papas who will fall in love with their new babies very, very soon.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Girl or Boy?

So, I was thinking the other day...our referral will it be a girl (as in what we requested) or a boy (as in S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E)...... Furthermore, I was perusing my usual gaggle of adoption blogs and she had an old Sesame Street video on her blog. I then killed lots of time by hunting for this clip on you tube. I remember this from when I was a wee little one. By the way, the boy's it Mel Brooks and the girl's it Marlo Thomas? What do you think?

Monday, September 18, 2006

7 month anniversary

It is official! We have been LID for 7 months today! Only 39 months to go (that is by my calculator, working with the January referral in 2010 estimate). Wah hoo, we are one month closer than last month!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Something that makes me laugh....

I think that this video is h-y-s-t-e-r-i-c-a-l. Kinda makes me want to go out and purchase 8 treadmills and gather up 3 friends!

Update: OK, so I took away that thing that makes me laugh. It started to annoy me. I once heard those traits that you find so endearing eventually annoy the crap out of you!! This is one of those times!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The wait???The Wait!!!!!

So many people have recently been asking me when my baby is coming. I think it might be because I have a baby on my hip everyday at school now. I committed to watching a teacher's daughter everyday for a few hours. She is a real joy. So, now all of the parents have been asking me when my little one is coming. I briefly considered dying this child's hair black, saying I went to China, and keeping her. Apparently, the mother wasn't too fond of this idea. I can't understand why not!
So, this one parent with whom I was speaking adopted a daughter from Kazistan. Do you know that she still reads blogs! She is hooked on Salsa in China. In fact, she was on vaca when the twins arrived and it was killing her because she was without a computer.
Then someone else asked me if having this 1 year old everyday was helpful or not. At first, I thought no way. It is NOT helpful. It makes me want my daughter more. This is true. Then, I thought absolutely. It is helpful. It reminds me that caring for a baby is like riding a bike. I apparently haven’t forgotten all of my skills (good thing too). Big picture here….caring for that baby everyday solidifies for me that I am glad that I am adopting. I am not too old. I do want and I am prepared for another child. It is a good thing because between now and the year 2010, I am going to be getting a daughter from China.