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What Would Ms Polly Do?
What does a child actually do when left unfettered for an hour or two every single day? The individual possibilities are endless. One might daydream or plan for the future. One might play grown-up, one might climb a hill and roll all the way down. The free play one chooses usually satisfies an unmet need for movement or for recapitulation. Additionally, one may set up schema for adulthood. If there is a need to restore or to remedy or to strengthen ones constitution it will naturally happen in unfettered time which is also known as free play. In free play adults would not ask what are you doing there? They might bring a plate of cheese and crackers and warmly observe and later bring a glass of lemonade. But, interrupt the player by commenting and questioning ? Oh no. For in play one can become and do anything that one may not be capable of in the real world. This is unfettered time; sacred and productive and absolutely essential for growth. Do not impinge. Adults take a break too from our work-a-day lives and try out what you know. ...and let yourself go ...and play around in your Paulette is an Educator knowledge. ...satisfy of Parents and a yearning... Children in the Waldorf Philosophy. She lives in Victoria.
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For The Love of Cleaning
ince February is the month of celebrating love I thought I would share one of my most favourite business experiences.
It starts with a phone call enquiring about our cleaning services and as I go through what we offer etc. it becomes apparent that the man on the other end of the phone doesn’t really know what he needs in terms of cleaning, but rather that he loves his wife and is hoping that getting some help with maintaining the home will bring peace to their relationship. In honour of Valentine’s Day we are bringing back our “Marriage Saver” package. This includes a 1 ½ hr weekly service to take care of cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms and main living space floors. Feedback we receive from families who have us in to take care of these basics each week report that it truly makes a significant difference in their relationships. Of course! When the basics are already cared for, couples and families can be motivated to attend to other tasks around the home leaving the whole space feeling healthier and cleaner. The special saves recipients much more than time... it renews your energy currently lost to both cleaning and fighting over cleaning. At $49.50/week plus gst, that’s money well spent!
So here’s to all those smart men who’ve called because they value their relationship, the mother-in-laws who’ve arranged prepaid cleaning for their sons and daughters with busy lives and families and to girlfriends who’ve chipped in for cleaning services as a shower gift for newlyweds or new mothers. A clean home is one of those gifts that keep on giving. It’s just cleaning I know and we’re not saving lives but in many cases we are saving marriages! Happy Valentine’s Day xo
Tracey Hanson local mompreneur and owner/operator Clean Choice Eco-Friendly Cleaning Services cleanchoicecleaners. com
Co Housing Cowichan Potluck and Meeting February 2 5:30-9pm We are a small group of local residents starting an intergenerational co-housing project here in the Cowichan Valley. We envision a diverse group of families and individuals living in moderately-priced housing units in a semi-rural setting. The Core group is now forming, so if you are interested, please visit cohousingcowichan.wordpress.com and join us at our Potuck For location please call Reed at 250 748 0550 or email Lorna at firstname.lastname@example.org.