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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Story of Stuff.

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Something inside of me has been trying to tell me this but my mind didn't want to listen. I yearn for the happy life I had growing up with my grandparents in the country and I want that so desperately for my son. But instead we run to the closest store and buy the new toy to show our love and make him happy. It is a very short term happiness and 6 million Legos later he is overwhelmed with the amount of Legos but still wants the ones he does not have. What? I don't like asking for favors, but it would mean so much to me if you all would watch this video. It explains everything very simply but effectively.

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Be the change you wish to see in the world. Heidi

4 comments:

Angie said...

WOW. I feel disgusted by how much of a part of this I've been. Thanks for posting this. I'm going to show my husband and kids when they get home and figure out how we can start making some changes.

Ange said...

I know this video... we could all do well from watching it. Now - my kids have finally started to cope with the fact that I'm not buying anything more. AT ALL. All of a sudden making cubby houses outside is looking more and more attractive after school. But hmm... I can't find my kitchen twine or scissors any more ...

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You are saying exactly what I've been thinking. Playing outside until dark, climbing trees, making mud pies, oh the memories of growing up in the country are priceless and you can't fully explain this feeling to kids they have to experience it for themselves. It's too bad this pastime seems to be exactly that, in the past! Maybe we can somehow teach this to the generations to come and not let technology babysit our kids. Great post!

Janean said...

FAB photos. of course, we're cottage fans!