Where no-one now is sleeping.
Great Article Sarah! wish I could let go of some of that destruction nonsense too!!
Wow, I loved this post and it's fairly a propos at this time for us since Meredith has discovered a love of scissors and cutting. So far she hasn't destroyed, erm, gotten creative with any of her toys (besides crayon on a Jenga block, which happened before I read your post, and I almost did tell her not to draw on toys but caught myself and just smiled when she showed me), but I have been dreading it happening. There are some toys (expensive wooden ones I can see keeping to pass down to her kids) that I guess I can consider as family toys, but I'm going to try and let go and let her do as she wishes with the rest. I was thinking of taking all my old Breyer horses out since she seems to be into horses right now, but I know I would be too controlling and paranoid if the games got too rough, and of course that wouldn't be fun for her so I think I'll keep them away for a little longer.
Thanks for the insight. I can see myself in those battles so much! Thanks for sharing your parenting skills with me!!
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