Lost Chicken… ?

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by Sarah Lu   Yesterday I got a frantic text from Alisha saying that our little bantam Cherry was not in the coop.  WK said that he had seen her by the back door to the preschool.  Peter got down to business looking everywhere for her.  But she was nowhere to be found… Cherry is very special to us, because … Read More


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In the rain today, as the kids were mixing up poison, I again asked “Do you think that they’re bad guys, or just people who make bad decisions?” Most of the kids agreed that they were people who made bad decisions. We twisted the game into that of a rehabilitation center, where I could still play the Bad Guy, but now I went there to get warm, get some love and understanding, and a nice cup of chamomile tea to calm me down. This felt like a big step.

Growth and Change

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It was out in the open that this change is upon us, that we are all continuing to grow, that it is okay to have multiple feelings about the future and that each child is not alone in their sadness, happiness, fear and excitement. I was renewed in my connection to this group and truly moved by their dance of development, struck by all the changes they have experienced in their relatively short lives and their incredible resilience with each new stage. I guess I won’t look for data entry jobs after all…