Friday, December 14, 2007

The Games We Play

Popsicle sticks, ribbons, clothespins, a laundry basket and a plastic jar = fishing (and successively, fishing in a barrel). How fun! :)

It's funny - lately (because of the season of "giving") I've been thinking about how much we already have... and it makes me feel like, gosh - why buy *more* stuff? I did do the whole Christmas shopping thing (a little anyway) of course, but have to wonder, when a clothespin and some ribbon and a stick can occupy the imagination of my kidlets for such a long span of time (they played with these items for about an hour, at which point they became something new and different hehe) why then, do I feel so compelled to buy buy buy all the new stuff that is offered to me? I am such a sucker for marketing, too - if it's in a pretty pretty box I'm all, "must have" zombie style! Not that I think they don't need new stuff (hence the Toys R Us bag in my utility closet), it's just that sometimes I feel like I over-do... Ah, the American Dream ;)

Love you all, Merry Christmas (and Happy Holidays, if that's your thing)

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