We've been dancing around a few May Poles as of late.
I love that part of the Waldorf school. It calls in Spring and the end of the school year. Brings out the fluffy dresses from older sisters and new pink sandals. Everyone wears flower crowns (which really ought to be that way all the time). There are boys who dress as Root Children that are awaken by the Spring Maidens. There are little brothers and sisters dressed and dancing themselves as they watch all the laughing children bounce around with ribbons. There are older sisters who end the orchestra serenade by informing me how many times they played the song. 27 times this year. 48 times last year. She looks forward to graduating to Spring Maiden next year. A group celebration ends the May Pole with the whole school holding hands and skipping serpentine style around the May Pole. silly? maybe. fun? Absolutely! The whole thing is quite lovely.
There is a big event happening for the sixth grade this week. The Medieval games. The favorite memory of most Waldorf students. As the big daddy has a large role in arranging this, life has been full. There will be costumes and correct medieval language. A few "Fare thee well good sir" and "Let us go thither" and "Tis most splendid" and "Watch thy head dear sir" and " By my troth" and well, you get the point. There will be floating platforms, ropes courses, obstacle courses and oh-so-much that I can't even say. There will even be an opportunity for me to try my hand at "riddle master". Just the thought of that makes me smile. I love riddles. The "babysitter arranging" is really the last hurdle I have until we can be in the moment and watch the children have a fabulous day.
I plan to pop in a few more times this week. It seems I have some catch up to do. I hope to see you all soon.
So, that's what we've been doing. What about you?