This moment right here...this is what I was hoping for when I started purging our home. Cleaning out. Throwing away. Donating. I read a blog about a mom whose pursuit of minimalism resulted in happier, more imaginative, and less argumentative play from her children. I remember the first time Jaryn told me she was bored. Her floor covered with toys and books and dress up and blocks and fake cell phones and numerous dolls. It was almost as if she couldn't find something to do because there were too many choices.
Aside from the fact that I want to be content with less, and in turn teach my girls the same, the decision to live with less has changed the tone of their play time. They get along better. They pretend more. Not to mention that clean up is quick and mindless. Less like a cruel form of medieval torture. This moment right here...this is also what I was hoping for when I found out I was having another girl. I couldn't wait to watch them become friends, all while sharing a childhood. #jarynandraynen