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Birthdays are a little different now

November 4th, 2008 at 02:24 pm

Roll back 14 years to when my first daughter was the birthday girl and you would see her surrounded by heaping piles of the latest and greatest PLASTIC toys. I was a single mother and I thought that the way to success was to show the world that I could indeed provide for my daughter by giving her quantity. I don't think we still own even a single toy from her childhood. I kick myself thinking "If I had only saved that money, she would have so much more right now."

Tomorrow our youngest daughter will turn 2. Her daddy jumped at the chance when I asked him if he could make her a wooden toy stroller for her birthday. I only asked him this last night on his way home from work. Smile He however went to the lumber yard when he got home and I heard all the power tools working in the shop late into the evening. She will have a single beautiful gift that will last through her childhood and perhaps more siblings.

I am much more wise now when it comes to how our family spends. We seek simplicity and quality. These choices provide much more in the long run than plastic mindless clutter.

6 Responses to “Birthdays are a little different now”

  1. lizajane Says:

    Now that is very short notice!!! Glad he jumped at the chance. Something crafted with love and time is priceless. She might not appreciate that part at 2 years old, but later on she will.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Wow, what a lucky little girl to get a toy stroller made by her Daddy.

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Don't kick yourself, we are so different with the 1st born than with next borns.

    It's a challenge with mine being 8 and 10 y.o. but I keep the right brain exercised (and the Michael's coupons handy!)

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    We were just like you, we would spend $400.00 for a two hour birthday party. What a waste of money! Your daughter will be so happy to get her wooden toy stroller. Happy 2nd b-day to your daughter!

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    We were just like you, we would spend $400.00 for a two hour bowling birthday party. What a waste of money! Your daughter will be so happy to get her wooden toy stroller. Happy 2nd b-day to your daughter!

  6. fern Says:

    Wow, what a wonderful gift that will be. Hold onto it forever, and give it back to her when she's all grown up.

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