By: Notes From The Frugal Trenches
:: Couldn't tell you the last time they watched tv, but can tell you what they planted in our community garden
:: Have no clue what the latest gadgets or toys are, but can list books and board games we love to read and play
:: Don't know what a play station, gameboy, or Wii is, but can tell you tale after tale about dolphins
:: Won't sit for hours in front of a screen, but spend hours putting together puzzles
:: Aren't sure of the real names of all the shops we visit, but can tell you the names of all the shop owners and what fairtrade items they sell
:: Haven't yet figured out the politics behind big corporations, but can articulate why we boycott certain shops in very simple terms - "they aren't kind to their workers" is usually suffice.
:: Politely listen to hurried tales of weekend busyness from peers, teachers and friends, but quietly whisper in my ear "Mama lets just be at home and sit under a tree"
:: May not yet be fluent readers, but love that their Mummy is in a bookclub
:: Graciously receive gifts, but find real joy in the making of the thank you card the second the gift is opened.
:: Know we have to watch pennies, but remind me each week to make sure our home has flowers.
:: Don't live in the country, but as of yesterday learned how to gently hold chickens
:: Don't eat meat, but love hanging out with pigs at the city farm!