Montessori philosophy

Perfectly imperfect

It’s easy in this online universe of perfect, polished photos & instagram feeds & blog posts & pins to get hung up on the outcome.

I find myself coming across environments and activities that look appealing, imagining Jasper in the throes of concentration and executing the perfect pour/sweep/discernment/whatever, rushing to set it up and present it to him, and then finding myself disappointed and sweeping mung beans off the kitchen floor (don’t worry about it, it’s fine).

So this, early post, is a disclaimer. Some experiences are quite messy. Some are unsuccessful. Some take a lot of repetition.

I’ll try to capture those experiences, but to be honest, I reach for the camera, or turn to write, when I’m excited about something. And often, what I’m excited about, are the little successes. But that’s not how we usually live, and you probably don’t either.

So bear with me on this perfectly imperfect journey.