Need for Wonder
What I love most about Discovery Woods is the joy it brings my son. How the teachers take the time to observe the children and document the day in photos and words. Satch is eager to tell me about his adventures the moment I pick him up in the afternoon. Then after dinner, we look at the photos and diary of his day...we relive those moments with him.
"We formed a band at Banging Wall and I made a volcano drum and a rhythm!"
"We went to Faraway Hill and there was a skunk hole"!
"Lunch was delicious...I think it was couscous and tomorrow is build your own burrito day"!
"I bet you're excited about that, Satch".
"You can say that again!" (laughter)
Lunches and snacks are wholesome and organic and this is greatly appreciated by my little boy as he tells me enthusiastically about those "awesome lentils that Andrew made".
My days are much too quiet, but I am trying to think of the silence as music...the song of his becoming...the song of me reclaiming the bits of myself that I've put on hold in order to be fully present for my son.
(Photos by Discovery Woods)