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

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Caden's TWO!!!

It's true. My baby's two. And he's loving every minute of it. First with popsicles by the fire...And being entertained by Aunt Tina's trampoline antics...Like her signature Lucky Charms legs...(Fortunately he was spared the double head clock.)Tearing open presents was the highlight. And believe me, there were plenty!Simone, sporting a creative use of a headband, looked on...

Of course there were time outs for playing with the new gear.And giving away hugs to Grandma Donna...
But when you're a Munch, it's really all about the cake.My boy loves his cake...
So does my other boy...And so does my girl for that matter...
Happy Birthday Caden!!

1 comment:

Kim said...

Now there's a man who's got his priorities straight. Happy Birthday Caden!

"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
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George Bernard Shaw
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