I’m giving Rudy a bath at the time of accomplishment and she marches into the bathroom with a wrinkled eyebrow. She points that sassy little finger at me and says, “Tomorrow, I want to sell ALL my toys, ALL my Bawbies (Barbies), my doll house, my Polly Pockets, my everything. You got that!?” I, literally, fall out laughing. I manage to regain composure and tell her, “Well, hun.. I’m not sure why you want to sell everything, but wouldn’t it be nicer to just give it away to a little girl who doesn’t have such fun toys?” She throws her hands in the air and says, “Mom, I don’t care WHAT you do with the stuff.. I just don’t want to clean it over and over, everyday, for my entire life!”
Point taken. I’m not giving her “Everything” away, but I plan to weed out her room, the boys rooms, and the playroom. It seems we’ve gotten carried away with toys and entertainment that I didn’t even realize that ALL the cleaning I do is mostly THEIR stuff, THEIR toys, THEIR junk.
I found this AWESOME community of givers in the 29-Day Giving Challenge.
I’m gonna do it! You can give at least ONE thing away each day for 29 days I’m sure. It can be material items, money, your time, a smile, anything! My daughter inspired me to start in, where else? The Playroom.
The challenge asks you to blog each day about your experience. I have so many ideas going in my head on other happenings in my life that I plan to blog about it once every weekend instead. You’ll get a wrap-up of all 7 days of the giving happening in the Patterson Household.
Feel led to join? I’d love to see all my bloggy friends get involved with the 29-Day Giving Challenge.
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