Real and Purposeful, or duh, I Knew That

Thank you, everyone for comments on the last few posts. And I mean everyone, not just my pal Adoptive Mama who likes to sing baby M’s praises.

Anyway, I title this post such because it’s Montessori tenant #101–children need to do things that are real and purposeful. So OF COURSE the Divine Miss M wants everything in techno-black, because her parents are using everything in techno-black (see previous post).

I knew this to be true about toddlers, and preschoolers especially, but hadn’t really thought about the implications for babies. That’s why she wants THE remote, not A remote. That’s why she wants MY cellphone, not A cellphone. IMO, at the tender age of 7 months she’s already figuring out what’s real and purposeful.

I could wax on about other assorted Montessori tenants all day, but I already wrote those papers when going for my Montessori diploma. So instead I leave you this link, it takes you to my FAVORITE Montessori supply company. There are lots of great parenting articles there too.

Now should you click through and start reading all about the floor bed, the silliness of bottles, the toilet training at 1 and think, “OMG! I had no idea that Michelle was SO out there!”, I say, take it all with a grain of salt.

If you’re Uber-Mom with a kid who lives in a bubble, MAYBE you could test every theory. If not, just take what works. Afterall, the Divine Miss M is currently in a “baby container” known as the exersaucer and doing just fine!

I think that’s it for today. And if you haven’t been lately, check out our photoblog . It’s the Babe’s 7th Month photos posted!

One Reply to “Real and Purposeful, or duh, I Knew That”

  1. I love the pics – the Babe looks like the billboard baby shot – SO cute!
    She likes black – wonder if they make black leather pants in 8-12 mo size??

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