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Julie Married to my sweetheart
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Originally Posted by 1growingsprout
can the rocking horse go on the patio? how about doing a toy rotation with some in plastic storage boxes then swap them out every couple weeks.
the same for the action heros... get a box/basket and tell ds he can keep as many fit in the box... im so dreading the barbie phase...and currently dealing with hotwheels for ds5...
when all else fails cut to the chase w. the kids and tell them we are goign to have room for xx boxes etc... what do you want, what can go?
Originally Posted by chanibell
Gosh is this a rude thing to ask? I want to throw parties of course for my child and I made out like a bandit when I was younger with all the gifts I got on my birthdays, but I want to start teaching less consumption at an early age. One poster a while back said something I thought was neat. At Chirstmas time she said her and her family do:
Something you want
Something you need
Something to wear
Something to read
My dh and I have been doing this for the past two years and I really like it. Even if the something to read is a gift certificate.
Yet what is an appropriete way to say: No gifts but he could use such and such ( is that pushy/rude?) Or we could use a pass to the park.
What is the correct tactic to follow on this?
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