The days that make us happy, make us wise. ~John Masefield
Lots of it here lately.
What should be done? How can I get too concerned about it when they are getting their work done? Why would I want them to always sit in their chairs and subdue their spirited sibling play? If they are getting good grades and building giggling memories with each other, why would I care what "the world" would think?
I'm distracted too. When will I stop measuring and comparing this education, this step "outside-the box" with THE BOX? I need to give myself permission to, as Mark Twain said, "...not let schooling get in the way of education".