Dr. Montessori wrote about how over time a directress would bond so closely with her students. (I can’t remember exactly where, but I’ll find it and report back.) But this bond would be so tight and so deep, that a true friendship would form that could never be broken.
I truly love my students. To me they are way more than just children I teach, and I hope that to them I am way more than their teacher. There are some moments when I realize the depth of our friendship and it is so amazing to realize that these discerning, sensitive, amazing people have chosen to let me into their lives.
Anyway, here’s a moment that made me really happy this week. The other day we went to look for Pin Oak trees in the park. We found one and the discovery was so exciting that everyone decided to dog pile me. Leaf hunting is a perfect opportunity for a spontaneous display of affection.