Recently, I've noticed a few comments being made around the Montessori online community that bloggers only share "before"-type photos of pristine lessons and shelves. So, if you are an itty bitty love reader who has been craving a little glimpse into our clutter and chaos, this post is for you! Elise's friend Ezra came by to play this morning, and before I started tidying up, I took a few photos to document the aftermath their rollicking good time!
I also made a couple observations about our Montessori-inspired home:
- Yes, it can get really messy around here when everything is taken out of its basket or tray. That said, now that Elise is 20 months old, she usually only takes one or two things out at a time, and with a little encouragement, she's getting pretty good at putting it all back. Our house really only looks like this when friends come over and explore. Also, messes = fun, right?!
- Although a Montessori home has the potential to get messy (What home doesn't, really?), they are easy to clean up because everything has its place. Honestly, our house was back to normal within five minutes!