I teach part-time. My husband works as guidance counselor at a public high school. My husband also works a second job. I tell you this so when I rattle off the following list, you won’t think the green stuff drips from our wallets.
Electronic devices owned by my eight-year-old: 12
Baby dolls and stuffed animals lining my girls' room: 77
Board games stacked in our closet: 44
Pairs of shoes owned by yours truly: 35
Button-up shirts owned by the love of my life: 65
The numbers make me dizzy, and honestly, the numbers embarrass me. Who needs this much?
But today we de-stuffed. We cleared. We cleaned out, and we committed to buy less.
As my family works on developing giving attitudes, we've started to evaluate the excess in our lives, how it made its way into our house, and what we want to do about it.
However, sometimes even small attempts to give away don't come easily, especially for my girl.
Let’s hear it, friends. When you look around your house, what do you see? How does your family battle excess in your home and life?