<3 And a happy new year to you!
My son and I are just fine He's doing great in school. I home school him 3 days a week and 2 days a week he goes onsite with a small class. The school has many activities and groups. I've got memberships to the modern art museum, the children's museum and the zoo. It's been great for him. I can't imagine a better educational scenario, honestly. Excessive happiness abounds!
It is incredibly nice to see you Laura. Happy Holidays to you and your son. I hope y'all are well and extremely excessively happy.
Any time I like to check in on the Sift. It's been 9 years of sifting, can you believe it?
Likewise from me, thanks for the upvotings Looking at your upvotes is interesting, it looks like you've made a really decent attempt at watching every video posted while you've been away. Anyway, nice to see you stop by.
Hey, 'ropo! How've you been??
Bless you for noticing! I have a pet peeve about that.
...and nobody called it a speed painting! Yay!
Awesome! I'm glad I could help you with that!!!
Thanks for the promote! It even became my first top fifteen!
Hahaha.. That was really cute, 'ropo!
I've been saving this one, happy birthday
Baby, come back. You can blame it all on me. I was wrong and I just can't live without you.
Hah. I'm screwed.
We have tried that, and also tried getting them to choose which old ones they don't like to get rid of before getting new toys at Christmas. The occasional toy has just been "lost" before the kids could get attached to it, if we weren't as keen on it as the person giving it... oops, did I say that out loud? My wife did make the mistake of leaving the bag of old stuff to donate out where sticky beaked children could have a look inside, and then we had a very teary child who was devastated that his old slippers (that no longer fit!!!) were going to be donated... so beware!
Oh, man. I really identify with that right now. @seltar had a good idea to put the toys in a box and hide the box away and if the kid asks for a toy, give it, but get rid of whatever the kid has already forgotten about. I'm going to try it. The toy situation is getting out of hand!
I think there are probably daycare centres out there with less toys than my children have The problem with that is that too much choice just confuses them, and in fact they play with them less than if they had less choice... but just try taking even one toy away and you will find it suddenly becomes the favourite!
There are some really stark moments in there. My son would be engulfed by his toys. He has too many.
I liked this one, a photography project by Italian Photographer Gabriele Glimberti. He has traveled around the world photographing children with their favourite toys: http://www.gabrielegalimberti.com/projects/toys-2/
You're just about the coolest person around. I hope you're enjoying your day, man!
Thanks UP, you rock!!
'twas nuthin', pumpkin!
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