I thrifted this mortar and pestal a little while back thinking it would be something Carmel would really enjoy working with. I had seen one not long ago in a Montessori classroom laid out so beautifully on a small wooden tray with one bright white eggshell inside. I was struck by what a simple, satisfying and meditative activity it was. An egg. Something we are normally so careful not to break, but here we can throw this on a tray with a mortar and pestal and essentially say," Don't be careful with this; pulverize it!" That is fun.
Owen thought so too. He worked on it with one hand and then two. He stood above it and worked and then laid down next to it and worked. He held it down with his hands and then held it with his feet. He worked that egg over until it finally turned to dust.One Hook Wonder and Living Montessori Now. They do a Montessori Monday post and I love going through it to see what sorts of things my babes might like to do.
Montessori? Waldorf? Oh my, lots to think about there.
Saving: Luffa Seeds
Sewing: Cape for an Aspiring Dentist Superhero
Cut, sewn and given away. I feel a little bit sad that it's gone because I had really grown to like this cape. Now I realize that aprons are historically the acceptable attire for the workin'-around-the-house-mama, but I think I would like to go with a cape from here on out. I believe little would do more to wake me up in the morning, get me moving, and really signify the importance of the work that lays ahead of me than throwing on a nice cape. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that parents need capes.