I have noticed though, as of late, that the times that I just take a step back and let things happen, that is the time that things go best. I stress over things less, and I also spend less time in the "planning" of things. Albert Einstein once said,
I find this true on so many different levels. The times that I just "let" life happen are the times that I feel we have our best learning moments. Now, not to say that I don't have specific things for my kiddos to learn, I like a nice, organize daily schedule as much as the rest of you, but when I sit back and let the other things naturally take its course, it is magic to watch.
An example of this from our last week was;
I needed to take cookies to a church dinner. At the beginning of the day, we go over our schedule and the things that need to be done, including the "mom" things. I mentioned that I needed to get some cookies made. In the afternoon, Ky asked about the cookies, I confirmed that I needed to get some made and asked if she was interested in helping. She and Bugaloo not just helped, they took over and made two dozen, yummy coconut cookies. I took the hour to read some great books with the little ones. So natural and so smooth. This may seem like a small thing to some of you, but I was so happy, appreciative, and relieved. I was also very vindicated in some of the things that I have been teaching and giving my kids, I saw a result. But it wasn't an "academic" result, it was a life learning result and it spoke volumes.
I really NEED to let this kind of natural, learning experience happen more often. Do you have experiences like this? Enjoy!