Sorry, I'm going to annoy everyone here and quote Steiner. I especially apologize to LuxPerpetua since I think she is as sick of people quoting Steiner as I am but here I go. This is the only Steiner quote I know and I try to live by it "Gratitude is a vessel we lift to the gods so that they may fill it with there wonder gifts." Gratitude means so much to me that I cherish Thanksgiving. Also, it's the only American Holiday I don't feel pressured into celebrating. Unfortunately, I feel like Christmas is here already and everyone is looking over Thanksgiving. I'm judging that by the fact that Christmas decorations are already up. Sigh.
In the mean time we are enjoying our Gratitude celebration. Which really does play into Native Americans. :)
This made me laugh. I'm not totally anti-Steiner but I just refuse to elevate him to godhood. :rofl Did you read Carrie's bit on Gratitude on the Parenting Passageway recently? I thought it was well done.
We've been focusing a lot on gratitude here as well as the traditional stories and history of Thanksgiving. Of course, dd 's favorite of all the Thanksgiving books I ordered from the library is the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving comic-style book. *sigh* Another Waldor failure moment, I guess. I regret that I didn't do a better job at preparing for Thanksgiving this year--while dd was sick earlier this monthI had dh order all our books online from the library using a list I had made last year and I didn't have a chance to browse for new books, which I like to do, so unfortunately at lot are rather below her comprehension level these days. Oh well. I'll make up for it with Advent. Our Advent is going to rock geodes.
I found out this week that somehow dd knows how to spell and write our last name. I honestly have no idea where she learned this. It reinforces my belief in unschooling because as far as I am aware of she has never seen our last name written out. She's really gotten into writing this month and has been learning to write and spell all over the place. It's funny because last month I was worried that she was forming her letters improperly and now they're fine. With that said, I constantly feel guilty that I don't do as much story-telling and imaginative imagery as a Waldorfing parent really should. I'm avoiding Waldorf blogs currently until I do better. They always make me feel like a slug.