Thursday, November 25, 2010

steiner v's state

Well, it seems as though we have decided to take our son out of state school and enrol him into class one at the local Steiner school. 

Even though I know this is the right decision, I feel like such a traitor. His current school is such a lovely little school, he has some lovely friends, and I have made  some lovely friends, but in the end, it is what it is, and it isn't right for Daniel.

Then I think, I should stay and try to make a difference, to support the school and contribute to change. But when is that going to happen? I can't see it happening in the short term, when it is important for my children.

When will our leaders realise that our children are children, and stop treating them like little adults. Stop pushing academia on them. Let them learn at their own pace, and stop pressuring teachers into an unrealistic and unproductive curriculum. 

The change has to come from a national level. It seems to me that there is only so much one individual can change at a local level.

my creative space

It's that time of year again...

when I convince myself that even though I have struggled to do anything crafty all year, now I will miraculously be able to make all our christmas gifts.

So I have embarked on that journey, as mad and overwhelming as that may be, because in the end, even after all the late nights, it is so nice to give someone something you have made, with love.

The kids are in on the project to, although they seem to be lacking in enthusiasm already.

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Thanks to Roald Dahl's 'Georges Marvelous Medicine' my children are into mixing up all sorts of wonderful potions. I am terrified they will get to it and mix something dreadful while I am not looking, and then drink it, in hope of growing out through the roof of the house. Thanks Mr Dahl!