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At some point, I read some article, I can't remember when or where. I know, great story so far, right? Stick with me!
Okay, so, I read this article about how kids today don't have enough responsibility, and this cripples them, because they fail to grasp an understanding of duty, pride in their work, and care for their belongings. Further, they feel entitled to everything, because they've been given everything without earning anything.
We took this seriously! We wanted the girls to have responsibility, and not to be one of those spoiled, entitled children!
So---we stopped picking up their toys and books. Each night, whatever they got out, they put away. It is their job to return all their books and toys to their designated "homes" before bed.
Now, just because we give them responsibility doesn't mean that responsibility can't be fun!
Enter the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Flashlights!
Our girls take these flashlights every night, and look under the couches for stray toys and books. Anytime there's even a thought that there might something under the couches, out come the flashlights! The girls lay on their tummies and shine their lights into all the dark spaces making it their job to find any and all toys that might be lurking there. They love their flashlights!
I can't take credit for teaching them this----it was all my husband. There's a really cute video of Brynne in action over here.
Can't wait to see what you're loving!