A child in his earliest years, when he is only two or a little more, is capable of tremendous achievements.
I have always loved the fact that a birthday in Montessori is called a Celebration of Life. In our house, it couldn’t be a more fitting title.
We did not look back sadly on our struggles, we watched instead, with wonder as the miracle baby who has become a child proudly held his “Earth” and walked around the “Sun”.
And then, (as anyone who follows us on Instagram knows) we went in search of his much beloved and long sought after flamingos.
He received some beautiful gifts including some magnetic letters from his big brother (which he immediately ran with, placed on the fridge and exclaimed “That’s my Q!”) and a handmade barn from my Father.
At the end of the day however, Montessori said it best
The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.
5 Replies to “And then Quentin was Two”
Happy birthday again Quentin! Love the little party hat your Mama made (or bought?) for you!
Yes I did make it. If you look closely you can tell it’s homemade by the uneven stitching… 😉
It is perfect.
Somehow I’d missed this post until just now, and it’s a lovely one.
That barn! That party hat! Those fabulous flamingos! It must have been a very happy birthday indeed.
Thank you Meghan, it really was a lovely day.