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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Spreading the Christmas Crafting Joy

You know, my boys they get into EVERYTHING!

A while back I thought it would be cute if I filled a little wooden box with feminine products and put it on a shelf that sits next to the toilette so all ladies would be able to easily find them if needed and they are very convenient. I had no idea how curious my two younger sons would be about that wooden box. They opened the tampons and played with them in the bathtub, then used the plastic casings as rocket ships, guns, swords, etc. I kept finding them in their room and toy boxes.  I calmly told them those are not toys, please leave them alone, don’t play with them, those are for girls to use, not boys.   So far, that’s all I really had to say and  they obeyed.

But then they forgot that they had obeyed.


A few days ago my son rushed downstairs so excited to show me this retractable paint brush he had made.  After my initial shock I asked him where he got it and he calmly replied, “It was in my room.”

The brush works really well.  I’m pretty impressed by his ingenuity.  One of my friends suggested that I get him his own box for Christmas and just let him create whatever he wants out of tampons.  If I was a good mom, I would do just that, but I’m a little scared what my boys might come up with and even more afraid of how I would have to explain their tampon crafting to people who see them.  Because my boys would haul tampon guns to the store or basketball game, I have no doubt.


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