This morning in Nature Club we had so much fun together. We enjoyed a nice long hike up to the field and went on a wildflower hunt together. These sweet boys wanted to pick buttercups for their moms on our way and spent such a long time finding just the right ones.
I love fostering gentleness and kindness in young boys. My hope is that will stay with them as they grown into men. Picking flowers is just as special for little boys as it is for girls and it is important that we allow our boys to feel secure in enjoying all of these wonderful things without labeling them as “girl things”. I feel just as strongly about that for girls in the opposite way.
We learned about Food Chains today and also decided to spend some time cleaning up the woods. Each child helped pick up litter and we filled an entire bag. It is so sad to me that people come here and throw garbage all over the place without a second thought.
Today was one of those days where I felt so sure of what I am supposed to be doing with my life. This is what I am meant to do. It is my path. I want to dedicate my life to teaching children to cherish the natural world around them. I’m so grateful to have found my way out of cut-throat corporate America and into this beautiful way of making a living and life for myself and my family.