Friday, March 16, 2012

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The sun has been out all week which helps my soul to feel more light.  I'm really working hard this week to smile and have a nice tone of voice.  Some days I do pretty good; other days are a fail.

I was particularly annoyed last weekend when I went a few places to do errands and to pick up a child from a birthday party. Is it really necessary to have music playing AND tv's on AND arcade sounds blaring for children to have a good time?  I was so bothered by the incesant soud and the volume of it that I wondered how the girls even interacted for the party.  Likewise at the stores are we such reactionary shoppers that we need the music blaring, the signs in huge bubble letters jumping out at every endcap, the isles and isles of items that are tagged "must haves" for babies that are  honestly things I have not only ever needed in all of my six children, but things I can't imagine ever wanting to find a place for.  There is too much of everything coming at us all the time.  TOO MUCH.

What type of messages are we sending to this next generation of people who at the same time as all of this is happening are also plugged into their ipods AND are texting AND are checking their facebook pages? Will these kids even know what CASH money looks like?   I'm worried.  Which is why I bought a 4 sqaure ball this week and some sidewalk chalk and encouraged my children to have fun the good old fashioned ways.  And you know what?  They did and they still are and they love it.  No batteries necesarry - only the natural sound of ouside and children.  What a relief.
happy friday.  May your weekend be one of good old fashioned fun. 


  1. Well said! I think you nailed it on the head. I feel sick and anxious when I go to the store. Maybe it is the over the top advertising and music/noise going on in the stores. There are some stores I can't even step foot in due to the music they are pumping out over their speakers.

    I'm loving this weather too ... so much yard work over here, it is overwhelming. I think I'll just go sit in the middle of the yard work and enjoy the sun and do nothing ... just enjoy it ... and then get back to work.