Why do we bother?

Children can happily turn anything into a great toy or amazing new game. Last night Bella used junk paper to make a game resembling hopscotch. Today she is pretending our kitchen table is a playhouse. As parents we are pressed to buy expensive toys that will entertain our children or make them more intelligent. They receive countless toys for birthdays and holiday gifts. Many of these requiring batteries that take a toll on our pocketbooks as well as the environment. Then the toys break and they help to fill our ever expanding landfills. When in reality our children learn more from playing with everyday items and using their imaginations. Makes me wonder, Why do we bother?

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About Been There with Kids

Wife, Mother of 2, expecting another in June 2016, RN, Traveler, writer at Been There with Kids Loves family travel, the beach, dogs, reading, photography, friendly people, Netflix, Friends, cooking, wine, hiking, and hanging out with my kids Amazed by the Ordinary, Floored by the Extraordinary!
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3 Responses to Why do we bother?

  1. Last Christmas, after my nephews had opened all of their many, many presents, I found my eldest nephew sat in the dining room building spaceships with my husband’s old lego from the early 1980s! The new stuff was entirely forgotten about!

  2. So true! My boys always had just about as much fun playing with the boxes as the toys. You really do have a special blog here, which is why I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”! Congrats 🙂

    http://wendyestelle.com/2012/05/21/passing-along-a-little-blog-love/

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