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In the First Few Years

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 5:00 pm | By Stephanie Woo

Reader Comments (2)

  1. I really enjoy your entries. I like that you show constant thought in your interactions with your daughters in a way that stimulates them and teaches them to be independent. However, in this week’s entry (in get occasions too, although not identical) I noticed that there is this classic American consumerist attitude. This is clear in the carpet and perhaps the new pictures. I think it is equally important to teach kids about preservation. Perhaps the old rug could have been washed together as opposed to replaced with a new one. I bet then one might take even better care of it when one knows how hard it is to clean.

    Monday, January 6th, 2014 6:02 pm | Mihaela Iordanova
  2. Hi Mihaela, Thank you for your comment. Reading back on my entry, I can see how you could interpret it that way because I didn't specify where things came from. We didn't just go out and buy a new rug, we pulled an older, cleaner one we had from the garage. We still have the old one, but the stains are not coming out of this one. I've tried! If you have a great way to clean stains, let me know! Also, the 'new' pictures on the wall are all from old calendars that I put into existing picture frames. We are all about conserving. Our shelves are built from old bookcases that my husband reworked, all the toys you see in the garage are second hand and almost every basket/tray, as well as several of the toys, came from Goodwill. Reusing, reconfiguring, sanding things down, mending things…it's actually cheaper and more time-saving. Except that rug…still not sure how to get those stains out…!

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 12:20 am | Stephanie Woo

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