Saturday, December 18, 2010

the most lovely sharing ritual

We had a lovely visit with our friend, Katie and her sons yesterday. When we were about to leave Katie explained that since they were lucky enough to have so many toys, they ouften invite friends who come over for a play to choose one toy to take home and borrow for a little while. I absolutely love this idea. It gives a child a real sense of what sharing is about- seeing the joy and happiness in giving. It also teaches children to be less possesive and attached to their material possessions. This is definitely a family tradition we will work into our lives. So, thank you Katie for the inspiration.


North with the toy he chose to borrow- a silver mini with a bonus driving dinosaur.

Have a lovely weekend.
xo

5 comments:

Danita said...

Jajaja the dinosaur driver is the best part!

Jgee said...

I love that idea as well. Such an important thing to teach our children not to be too attached to 'things' and to share experiences and possessions with others. I love North's choice, so cute.

Kristi said...

quinn and his best friend do this all the time they love to barrow which really helps with the sharing part.

ashley said...

what a beautiful idea. one we will adopt over here when my little one is a bit of a bigger one.

Danielle said...

I LOVE this! We have a weekly playgroup that rotates from home to home and this could be a great addition to our gatherings. Something to think about...

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