Simple Sunday is where I’ve been exploring my thoughts on clutter. So, as part of a series I didn’t know I was starting a few weeks ago (the art of de-cluttering, 5 things I’ve learned about clutter, keeping clutter at bay)…today I want to share a revelation I’ve had about clutter and it’s effects on my parenting.
As I browsed through my google reader the other day, I ran into a
Take for instance our piano. I’ve got a few things on top of our piano at the moment. One of which is breakable. See that glass oil lamp below?
Well, my girls love to climb up on the piano bench to answer the phone and put it back afterward. Simple, right?
But every time they scream, “I’ll get it!”–I cringe.
I hope they don’t bump the oil lamp.
But, my parenting strategy is about empowerment. And when our stuff stands in the way of the ‘doing,’ the fun, the learning, that just doesn’t make sense to me. I want my children to learn how to be the best people they can be, with and without errors. With things breaking. With stains. With tangles. And most importantly, with love.
Argh, potential stain on the couch. That’s funny–I don’t even like that couch.
Help me wash the cups? Right now? As I’m finishing up? Well, it’ll be more fun for you than me.
Yikes. Another pop-up book bites the dust.
Anyone else going through a clutter-craze-phase right now? If so, how’s it going?
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