The feel good factor of throwing junk out, or re discovering things you forgot all about. Digging out old letters from friends at school and photos of when you had that oh so awful fancy dress idea! i LOVE it!! And i also love being brutal when it comes to throwing things away.
"Have i used this in the last 6 months?" Nope. OUT. Neeeext.
So i wrote my monday morning list of things to do. I'm sure Joe shudders at the start of my sentence of "Right! Let's write a.." oh gosh. not AGAIN. He knows its coming though, and i'm SURE he loves that feeling as much as i do when you cross something off!
- Clear out coat cupboard
- Clean upstairs bathrooms
- Clear out Elsie's clothes
- Clear out boys clothes
- Clean all bedrooms
- Sort through toys.
I decided to tackle it head on, i figured if i told them about the boys and girls who weren't as lucky as us then that may work. Did it work? Oh yes it did. Harvey is a very sensitive little boy, i didn't want to upset him but there is no point beating around the bush. Tell him straight and he mulls it around in his head until he realises what his actions will achieve.
He liked the idea of helping others and he even went as far as to choose which ones he wanted to give them (or not give them!!). Worked out really well, and whats more, Joe went through them all and i sat on the sofa drinking tea!! Score!!
But anyway... The house now looks in more of a state than before! But, a few more children are going to be better off for it and my little men have learnt the art of giving without receiving can still be as rewarding.
No pictures today.