Because, quite simply, kids don't need toys after all.
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And because it's exceptionally hard for me to not talk more that just that, here are some follow-up thoughts!
1. Purchased toys are overrated.
Yes, we all have them. But no, we don't need any more.
Our kids have all they need right in their own amazing minds, if only we can support them and get out of the way.
2. When Minecraft or movies or games are not an option, magic happens.
Yes, we do screen time. But no, not a lot.
I think that's good for everyone involed.
3. You don't need giant feral zucchini and a spring-fed creek to let such goodness bloom.
Yes, I grew crazy squash. But no, you don't have to.
4. Yes, I let my kids use knives.
Even when they were small.
Wondering why on earth that would be a good idea? I talk about it here.
That is all.