Hello everybody! I hope you guys are well. This is the time of the year where the two biggest holidays, in my opinion, start approaching full speed ahead. As soon as that happens, I start making mental notes on how we’re going to take our Christmas picture early, because Santa Claus is already at the mall mid-November, and I start the Christmas list. Also, there are several birthdays before Christmas so I have to buy those gifts well in advance. But we all know what happens. Yeah, that’s right. I leave everything for the last minute driving myself completely insane and frustrated with the holidays. Some days I really WISH I could be that type of person that is completely relaxed. You know those people. They’re so chill with everything. Nothing bothers them, at all. That would be nice, but then I wouldn’t be me and I think through my neurotic persona I’m able to accomplish stuff that makes me and my family happy. At least, I hope.
In a previous post, I mentioned how last year I had my daughter go through her stuff toys and take out the ones that she didn’t really play with in order to donate them. A few days ago, we did the same thing. I took the bin where the toys are usually stored in and explained to my daughter that it was the “keep” bin. Then I placed a big shopping bag next to the bin and told her that was the “gift” bag. I asked her to go through her toys and see which ones she wanted to keep and which ones she wanted to donate as a gift. My little girl did a great job!
These gently used toys are going to be donated and I hope we can find some more to give before the new ones come in.
Stay alert, stay alive. Until next time…