Trying to cope with "the Hoarder"...you know who I'm talking about
Oh, our little hoarding monster. I LOVE that he LOVES so many things. I LOVE that he understands the importance of keeping and valuing things....but *things* can become *idols* pretty quickly and we're trying hard to keep *things* as just *things*. But to a kid that wants to keep every single Sunday School paper, instructions, daddy's paper trash, receipts, paper inserts in DVDs or games, plastic baggies, you get the picture, we know it is going to be a struggle to balance appreciating the things we have and not making them a big deal by keeping and becoming attached to them. [Ok, I know some of you that are thinking I'm going totally overboard with this, but trust me....we come from a long history of hoarders. Not like the dirty TV show, more like the kind that keep 17 vacuum cleaners just "cuz". Gotta get this under control.] Aaaaanyway, so preschool has opened up a new chapter of hoarding opportunities. Treasures come home each day and EACH deserves fridge-honors, right? So, I had the crazy forward-thinking liberating idea of putting a cap on the keeping. I certainly didn't pitch it to him like that, more like this: "Hey! Lets decorate a special folder to keep your most special papers from preschool! Only your favorite and best work should be saved in this special folder, and other things, we'll just look at, learn from, and then let them go...." Thinking, hey!...not a bad idea. One folder for each year of school: 13 folders, 3 kids, this is manageable. Only problem is that it is the 6th week of school and the folder is already full. Love that kid.
Ryan is our energetic, talkative, busy, smart and sensitive 4 year old. He is so special to us! He loves trains, sports, cars, playing *anything* with his brother. He is his Daddy's best friend and Mommy's special boy.
Seth is three! He is such a silly kid who knows how to make EVERYTHING fun. We can't look at Seth without smiling! He is Seth is a great big brother, has a sensitive heart, and just loves to entertain. Seth, I love your smiling eyes and your energetic spirit!
Reed joined our family in May, 2011. He's such a sweet mannered, quiet and serious little man. A good sleeper, a good eater, and a smile that lights up the room. He's a perfect fit in our little family and is SO loved by his big brothers!
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