The Itsy Bitsy Spider

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spiderThis morning in the car on the way to preschool, the twins were talking about a spider they saw inside the house. Inside the house! I’m not sure how they’ve never seen one inside before, but for some reason this rocked their little world. Why was he inside the house? What did he want? Was he there for a reason? Didn’t he know he belonged outside? The questions were flowing fast and quick.

Last night, I found an article on using “I wonder” questions to foster inquiry and curiosity, so I decided to give it a go. “I wonder,” I said to the twins, “how that spider came into our house. Do you have any ideas? Any theories?”

Spotlight on... Molly!

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Oh, Molly. What can I say about Molly? Often , half joking, I say that Molly is just like me if I had even fewer filters and no moral compass. But really, she’s  a lot like me. It’s ridiculous.

Mommy and Molly

As a baby, Molly was super serious. In fact, it became a bit of a Facebook joke. People were surprised when a picture of Molly smiling made an appearance!

Serious MollyShe’s a super happy girl now though. Molly loves her big sister and reading.

Molly and Katie

Her best friend is still her twin brother, Matthew.

Molly preschool

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Once, there was a child who lived with the angels and longed to go to earth…

So begins one of the most well-loved of Waldorf traditions, the Rainbow Bridge story.

My babies just turned two and are hardly in a position to appreciate a fairy tale written just for them. All they know of birthdays is that we sing songs and they get cake.

They especially like the cake.

But as I meditated on their birthday and how they came to be, the Rainbow Bridge story didn’t ring true, at least not as written.

Thanksgiving, birthdays, and other updates

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Oh my goodness! As I said a week or so ago, I’ve been feeling very introspective and not very much like writing. Now I feel like I have so much to say, I’m going to explode!

I’m sorry there was no Waldorf Wednesday last week. We were up early packing and then drove from Pittsburgh to Lancaster to spend Thanksgiving with family. By the time I had gone to the gym, packed, and finished tidying the house there was just no time to put up the link-up, and there’s no internet on the road. But we’ll definitely be back next week, and I hope you’ll all link up double!

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It’s hard to believe these sweet little babies are about to turn two!

Here they are, “helping” each other with the sweaters that Grandma knit them.

I actually think they were more interested in the buttons than in each other!

A kiss from sweet Matthew to suspicious Molly.

And Molly returns the favor with a great big hug!

These twins have been such an incredible blessing in my life. I can’t describe how amazing it is to see the two of them growing up side by side.