"Children do not need to be made to learn about the world, or shown how. They want to, and they know how." -John Holt

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Moving Days

It's finally here and it took us quite by surprise! Moving day! When I looked at the calendar this morning, I realized that if we were to rent out the house by the first then we really should've been outta here by this weekend. Oops. So off Rich went for boxes and the packing began. We're so organized.

For those not in-the-know, we're off to Hudson and moving into my mother's house while they generously move into the in-law apartment over the garage. (95 year-old Memere moved to a nursing home.) All this so we can take our time deciding our next step...sell & build, or sell & buy. Meanwhile our tenants will graciously be paying down the mortgage for us.

We are so excited to be closer to our friends, Rich's office and have a live-in sitter as well! ;) Even Gabriel -the hater of change- is softening, although he'd still like to take the hill in the backyard, and the walls & doors etc. with us.

So update your address books: 22 Wason Road, Hudson, NH 03051 !


Stacy said...

You are too funny!

Good luck getting into the house in time.

And we are coming to visit!!

Sarah, Chris, Elijah & Sadie said...

Next time pack the kids with clothes on. The journey in those boxes must have been chilly. We're glad you're closer too!

"By nature people are learning animals. Birds fly; fish swim; humans think and learn. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing, or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do - and all we need to do - is to give children as much help and guidance as they need and ask for, listen respectfully when they feel like talking, and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest."
John Holt
"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn
"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
George Bernard Shaw
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
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