Happy New Year! May this be a healthy and happy one for you and your families.
I love leaving the month of December because January is one of my favorite months. It’s a sort, clean, resolve and begin anew time for me. This year that is especially true as we will move to our new condo at the end of the month.
Winter gets a lot of bad press which the forecast certainly confirms and the following experience illustrates, but it will also reference my over-arching feeling.
We were stuck on the hilly road in our new Windridge Condominium complex last Saturday. We were the second car behind an elderly gentleman whose big car with old tires couldn’t make it up the hill. Several of us jumped out to help push him, but to no avail. Long story short, the plow and salt truck eventually came to the rescue, but in the interim I stood out in the snow loving the beauty of the surrounding area of what will become our new home. I am sure I would have had the same sentiment if we had driven smoothly up the hill, but I was forced to stop in the quiet and be grateful for the beauty. It was an unintentional a gift of time.
“The woods are lovely dark and deep…”
Our little school is so intent on embracing every weather whim of the outdoors that I am pleased that I don’t I hear any complaints about the winter weather from you! Pausing the other day before the Kinderbird meeting with Bes, Malkah and interested parents, I watched dozens of little ones sledding on our hill with joyful enthusiasm with helpful teachers and parents.
At one point during our meeting a (really) bundled up Robin came inside the classroom and stopped quickly at the door when he saw the group. He paused for a couple of heartbeats. Then said, “Hi Guys” and then we heard his snow pants swish as he clomped over to his cubby to deposit an extra set of gloves. Then he swished and clomped back out the door.
Unfazed by winter.
Best in parenting,
Ginny Hacker, Director