Saturday, December 20, 2008

What Comes In Must Go Out

In our house, when our kids get a toy, they have to donate a toy of the same size or several toys with the same volume as the new one. We have a very small house and very limited storage space. We also have a virtually unusable attic and basement (our house was built in 1850). So, we have "just enough" space for the toys at hand, and new ones just don't fit unless something is taken away.

My boys are old enough to understand this concept and we use it to teach them how to stay organized and keep their space neat. While my husband has many, many traits I want my boys to emulate, his lack of organizational skills is not one of them! I'm always praying for my kids future spouses, and I know that a tidy husband will bless a wife. (Don't read this wrong; my husband blesses me in many other ways besides tidiness)

The Season Of Excess Spending is upon us. It is imperative to our family during this time of year to make sure our kids understand that while getting new toys is fun, giving is more fun. And, to make sure they remember that the ultimate Gift is Jesus and His holy sacrifice to save us.


  1. I found you blog through one of my sister's friends links. My husband and I are getting ready to start our family. We've been praying for knowledge and preparing our souls for parenthood. I've enjoyed reading your blog so far, thank you.

  2. Hey, this is a GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing!