I have this sweet little girl. From the very beginning she has been content to snuggle into me, to be carried, to be with me. In the last week she has found a new level of independence; a new desire to choose when and what to explore. My little Sarah wants to walk. Montessori talks about this; a continual emergence of independence. Sarah wants to discover the world, in her own time, at her own pace, in her own way.
This weekend we had a lovely picnic on the shore or Lake Burley Griffin. It was my Mother’s Day present. Afterwards we went for a stroll and stumbled across a mob of kangaroos. I was surprised how closely they let us get to them. Jack was completely in awe of them. We were privileged to see a joey come out of its mother’s pouch. We just sat and watched.
I was a little saddened when my baby no longer wanted to be held. But when I let her go, I saw the world through her eyes; full of wonderment. Sarah wants to experience this new greater space she now lives in, these new freedoms.
We walk hand in hand now.