I must confess I did not buy K10 a present for his 1st birthday. I look at the masses of toys my kids have and I constantly ask myself, WHY!!! Why do they have them, why do they need them, and why do I continue to spend money them? Most of what we have was acquired as a gift from a well intending family member on Christmas or a birthday. Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the effort and the thought. I understand that gift giving is a method of showing affection. I couldn’t be more pleased to know that there are so many people who care about my children. However, most of the toys we own do not get played with. Scattered around the house, yes; played with, no. As unfair as it may be to the younger members of the family I simply couldn’t bring myself to purchase another toy to add to one of the many piles flitting about the house. My solution was to dig into the never ending tunnel of “stuff that’s too little for my kids” storage. Amongst my findings was a wooden ‘Radio Flyer Classic Tiny Trike’.
This very talented friend of mine works for Storytellers Club. She is also the one who designed my website background and header. During our evening we planned an upcoming scrapbooking event at the cabin for October 7-8. The weekend will begin at 5:00pm on Friday night (come later if you must). We will eat dinner at 7 and junk food all night. Saturday will include breakfast, lunch, and great deal of perfect project time. There is always room for more, comment if you’d like to come!
K10 was feeling lost and hopeless as he would wander out to the garage, sit on the broken bike and say ‘fix it’ in a very unintelligible 18 month old voice. He was simply too little to understand the concept of ‘broken’. After about 3 days of watching this horrible display of gloominess I broke down and bought a new bike. After all, I never actually bought him a birthday present so I owed it to him, right? Now we have a happy boy once again and His Mom is back to running down the street on a regular basis.