Thursday, November 20, 2008

No toys!

After clearing the living room of small toys the other day before we took care of our little (and newly mobile) friend, I'm really liking the room's new simplicity.

The kids were so excited that little Isaiah was coming, they quickly cleared the living room and vacuumed. They know that he can choke on their magnets, Legos, and Playmobile pieces. So, we put the toys (that pretty much meant ALL toys) that he can't play with in our back room.

Today, because their regular playthings are still in the back room, the kids ended up finding more productive things to do. After getting something to drink when we finished our history reading, I came back to a living room of children doing these things.

Mikey read a story aloud as Jimmer scratched his back.
Kathleen got busy making a Christmas outfit for one of her stuffed cheetahs.
(Mary Kate had already completed this outfit for her little dog "Tiny" earlier today.)
Mary Kate picked up a book of poems and read them aloud to Kathleen.
I love our new simplicity. I think we'll keep the toys in back room a little longer.


t h a i t r a i t said...

Livin' the dream, my dear...livin' the dream.

Kristin said...

How nice! I am always complaining that we have too many toys. My boys are in different toy stages still with a two-year-old and a five-year-old; I guess it might be that way for a while. So we have so much stuff. Plus, with three sets of grandparents (my parents are both remarried), they are spoiled with gifts. I need to find some better storage solutions. Anyway, I love the creativity of your children! :)

Renee said...

Wow, the girls do so good with sewing. Isn't it nice to have the kids do things besides playing with toys?