Our children do not have many toys. They do not have their own cell phones, or ipods, or DS games. The boys did buy a used X-box with their own hard-earned snow-shoveling money, but it is only used by permission. Our televisions are on their last legs. To watch a movie you can either choose the antique floor model that is mostly green in color, that is if you can get the cord to stay plugged in, or haul the 15" model up and down the stairwell depending on who's trying to work quietly where. And then, of course, you have to haul the half-working DVD/VHS player along as well, because there is no outside antenna. Our deprived little kiddos don't even know what real TV is or why you can't fast-forward through a commercial. But they do have their very own chickens, and goats, and rabbits, and horses, and forts, and paint-sets, and a library overflowing with books. And they are rarely ever bored. So what do they do all day you ask? They create inventive games~ like swinging from the trees.
Little Monkeys! Some days I feel like going out there and swinging off the branches with them!