I was listening to Oprah and Friends on my XM radio in the car the other day. They have a man on there named Peter Walsh and he's the organization/clutter guy. So, getting ready for Christmas they had a section about uncluttering this Christmas. I really could go for that, but the boys I think may not be ready for this. Basically he was talking about not buying all the toys and gifts that just fill up the house and aren't memorable. Doing things with the kids, like baking cookies, or going to see lights will be much more memorable over the years. BUT, as I say this, I know how exciting it is to see the presents under the tree. The boys have already picked out the things they want from the Toys R Us catalog (which is everything they see) and the truth is I want to get the boys toys and fun things.
How do we minimize the clutter though? Hmmmm, maybe next year! :)
Zach's first Christmas....2004
Kevin's first Christmas....2001
If only they could stay babies and be happy with a sippy cup in their stocking!