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“Happy Hour”

 

Working Hard

It’s been a long day at work, you woke up early, and hit the ground running.  You had  a meeting with your boss, then went straight to work solving problems, trying new things, and thinking up new ideas.  You had a tiff with one of your co-workers but you worked it out.  You enjoyed a quick lunch with some friends, and even snuck in a few minutes of downtime, but then dove back into work because that is what you love.  A little more problem solving mixed in with a lot of effort and more creative thinking for the rest of the day and then you are done.  You are ready to go home, to decompress, and enjoy happy hour before you do it all over again the next day.  For some, happy hour may be at a bar, or at the gym, or on the couch, or outdoors.  Whatever, and wherever it is, it is important and necessary.

 

Darbywork

Believe it or not, it is the same for your children.  They have been working all day.  They have been thinking, learning, playing, and growing, and when you pick them up, they are ready to decompress.  We suggest that you follow their lead.  What do they need after school?  What is their “happy hour”  A snack?  Some space? Some snuggles?  Some conversation? Some quiet?  Honor their work for the day, and their need to decompress; it is important and necessary.

Fall Back

Don’t forget to adjust your clocks this weekend!  Those of you who’s children sleep that extra hour – lucky you.  And to those of you who don’t get to enjoy an extra hour of sleep… well….drink an extra cup of coffee!

pumpkin clock

Come See the Magic

We describe it as magic, because what else do you call something that seems unbelievable?  40 young children in a classroom that is all their own, happily engaged, socializing with peers, concentrating on work, making decisions, following directions, practicing, and learning.  Don’t you want to come see?  Beginning November 1st, we invite you to come observe.  Please, slow down, carve out some time from you busy day; sit in our chair and see what we see, hear what we hear, and feel what we feel.  Our guess is you’ll want to come back for more.

Teach Less and Observe Much

When you are ready, please give us a call to schedule your observation – we’ll be sure to put it in pen on our calendar.