I am trying to get the clutter out of my house. The usual to many toys, clothes that do not fit, other junk that either we or someone else brings to your house thinking it will be usefull, but ends up only taking up room. I feel like the whole house is just filled with clutter. To top it off my oldest daughter is having a Birthday this week which means more toys and junk half of which she will not play with. Is there a nice or polite way to ask family to maybe bring her gift certificates to a Mcdonalds and write that she gets a dinner out with them, or something along those lines where she can have time with them one on one (which she would absolutly love) instead of a toy or some other clutter that will just help add to the mess we have? I do love that my family is willing to even give gifts don't get me wrong. We just really have no more room.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Feb. 24, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by hibbingmom at 12:11 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by chefronswife at 11:48 AM on Feb. 24, 2010
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Answer by happy2bmom25 at 12:09 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Answer by LifeGoesOn08 at 12:40 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
I like it. How about a gift cert for a movie? No reason to give McDonald's all the business. Maybe you could theme the party "Time with (whatever her name is)" Each person bring a different gift cert (or IOU like the other poster mentioned) and it would be an adventure with her and whomever! Brilliant idea!
Answer by admckenzie at 1:07 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
Then someone bring a calendar for her to mark the special days she gets to have with whoever gave her the gift cert/IOU. You could put stickers on it showing Food for Mcdonald's or a movie poster for a movie or an animal for a zoo trip or a golf club for miniature golf so she can see when she's going on her adventure! That way her birthday celebration lasts for more than one day. It could last all year!!!!!
Answer by admckenzie at 1:10 PM on Feb. 24, 2010
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Answer by kroche0608 at 3:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2010