(Shudders looking at all those technicolor My Little Ponies lined up)--I keep a running list of gift ideas or things our daughter needs or wants in case grandparents need any ideas (you can keep a pretty good list on Amazon even for non-Amazon things with website links). She knows that if she wants something plastic toy related, she will most likely have to save up her money and buy it herself. Also, if something comes into our house, something must go out and be donated to another child who could use it... I put the blame on having a small house and closet (we organize toys and stuffed animals in closet bins) but it really helps!
How Do You Help Keep Gift Giving Grandparents At Bay?
|9/23/11 12:53 PM|
Forget using it for the kids--this is so neat I want to move in! What could be more cozy and magical than your own shingled house with dutch doors and a mail slot under the stairs? Two thumbs way up on this one. Let's hear it for creative parents!
A Playhouse Under The Stairs
|9/21/11 2:43 PM|
I did something along these lines with my five year old daughter--we cleaned out our junk drawer, looked through her dad's garage workshop, and found small toy pieces from long ago forgotten games and created our own "garden art" on individual bricks. We made faces with the found objects, added pieces of broken china and tiles, affixed them to each brick with masonry glue, and now display them in our garden. Quite the conversation piece!
What To Do With All That Junk
Two Chicks and a Hen
|9/15/11 11:33 AM|