I have been sharing activities that a 4 month old baby can do daily for the past week on Instagram. I will summarize it this week on the blog. Amongst all the ‘activities’, ‘materials’ and ‘things’ I think the most important reminder for me is to do the “best version of me”. Anika seems increasingly aware, responsive and OBSERVANT every single day. Her most interesting activity has been to watch me (and dad). She sees my expressions, how I eat, how I move, my lips when I talk, my hands when I sing,,
I was watering plants and she was watching me with greatest concentration….
I was eating and her eyes didn’t move for few minutes just watching how I hold the spoon and bring it to my mouth…
Every day, every minute I see her looking at me (and hubby) absorbing EVERYTHING! So here is a reflection and some reminders for me….
- Stop and talk. Chores can wait.
- Water the plants with both your hands, like you would expect her to do.
- Walk around the house with more grace. Do not stomp and run.
- Sit and eat. Do not stand and eat.
- Put your chair in (every time!).
I am sure I do many more things in home life, which are not very Montessori of me. But since this very alert little human has her eyes on me all day long, here is a reminder for me to be my most gracious self.