Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday's Musings

Sometimes I think we go too far with our children.  Maybe we are making up for things we lacked as kids or we think there are certain holiday events we have to engage in because the "list" says so. 

Disney is the perfect example.  We pushed and trudged and planned and exclaimed, "look at that!"  The kids loved it, but at a certain point, they wanted something simplier.  Nathan asked to leave the Magic Kingdom so he could go swimming in the pool. 

We take our children on the Polar Express every year.  I look forward to buying them new pjs and meeting all of our friends.  My kids have a great night.  Funny thing is that it is not the Polar Express train or Santa or the singing that gets Nathan most excited.  It is the simple, old-fahioned train set that is set up in the waiting area.  I can't drag him away from that. 

It is the whole "buy them new toys, but they love the box" syndrome.  I am going to try to be better about reading my kids.  I am going to try to meet their simple needs.

I caught these photos on my iPhone...not the best, but they tell the story!  I used the Dec. kit from My Scrapbook Nook to complete this layout!  It features Crate Paper's Peppermint.  Fun collection perfect for December!

On to simplier times...


  1. I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! Such a great lesson for everyone! I loveeeeeee the photos! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. You are so very right about how we are as parents with our kiddos these days. We try to give them the world, when all they really want is just one small little corner of it. ;) I am currently doing the same thing in my home...I am scaling down on the presents and we are doing handmade gifts this year. The kids are SO excited about that. It is time spent well. LOVW your layout and the message it brings!


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