I rearranged our living room furniture tonight (for the first time since we moved 4 1/2 years ago) and the children acted like it was all brand spankin’ new.
“Can I sit here and read, Mom?”
“This looks so cool mom! It looks new!”
Climbing here, jumping there. Crawling in circles, chasing each other around the chairs. Sitting on every single piece of furniture like it was their very first time.
We’ve had this furniture for 10 years, and we got it as a hand-me-down from my uncle. It’s worn. It’s stained. It’s ripped (in inconspicuous places).
Tonight it was new.
A simple reminder that children are minimalists. They truly are easy to please if they are taught to appreciate the simple things. The next time you feel like buying something for your child to make him happy, don’t. Just rearrange your furniture. 😉
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