What can I say except WOW! We have 70 participants in our Simplicity Parenting Book Club signed up through my original post plus several others through various Facebook comments. I can hardly wait to start this conversation with you.
Already we've been inspired to simplify, continuing the downsizing we began last year. Last night I was up late, organizing and downsizing art supplies and toys. Even too many wonderful toys is overwhelming, so we're down to almost none in the playroom with a few stashed in the basement and closets. It feels so much more free in there.
To organize our craft supplies I re-purposed my grandmother's china cabinet for art supplies and I re-purposed our "homeschool chest" for our dishes. The switch worked well as there is now only one drawer for the kids to put things in in our homeschooling space. (Drawers are deadly around here as they are immediately crammed with who knows what and rendered useless until I clean them out.)
I can't wait to see what happens after we've read the book!
My book club question for you is: what is the best way to make this work?
One simple strategy is that I could write a weekly post (one for each chapter) after you all have your books. Then we could converse through comments. Or we could create a yahoo group, or something else. I am open to any and all ideas! Bring on your brilliance. We have participants from at least three continents. Such fun!
In addition, those of you who blog can share on your blogs to cast an ever broader net on the transformation that this conversation will create. I am working on a button you can put on your site to let your readers know that they, too, can join in the discussion.
If you are waiting for a book from the library please leave a comment as to when you expect it. I would like to start in the next couple of weeks but don't want to leave too many of you behind.