Friday, January 30, 2009

Introducing.....Our Pioneer Living Experiment

Well folks, here is the experiment in simple living I mentioned that I would be sharing with you. I call it "Our Pioneer Living Experiment." Now relax, I'm not going to tell you how we bought a cow, started churning our own butter, and have a wood stove and outhouse now! When you think about it, we really aren't living at all like the pioneers and have never experienced such scarcity or hardship.
But, I continue to call it this for the sake of my kids. When we were simplifying things in their room, they wanted to know why so I told them we were going to live like the pioneers for a couple of weeks and they were excited. We've been reading Little House in the Big Woods everyday before naptime and they were thrilled to mimic Laura and Mary.
So....tomorrow I'll kick off the Pioneer Living posts by talking about how we simplified TOYS!


Thia said...

Having just done this myself, I look forward to hearing your experience! It's very nice to not trip over toys everywhere.

Lura said...

First off, let me say that my kids have very few toys compared to their friends. I have been made fun of to no end for that and even called mean. On the other hand, I took out a kitchen sized trash bag of toys last week after warning the boys that I would if they didn't pick them up. Only one thing has been missed out of that bag. I can't wait to see how your experiment goes!

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