so, now with three children ages 3, 5, and 7
i’m really testing out that multi-age classroom concept
that is part of the montessori method.
it is a challenge managing my three-child classroom
with an infant tethered to my back west african-style, most of the time
or pulling stuff off the shelves, when she isn’t —
but it is doable
with a LOT of patience, prayers
and practice on how to interrupt properly and wait turns.
but when i hear the silence
— that golden silence —
when everyone is engaged in their work,
it is like bliss.
i can’t help but to think, “i did it!”
but it is not me.
it is the child at work developing themselves.
that is truly blissful.