The other week I volunteered to go to the North Vancouver Museum with our kindergarten class.
While driving a few of my son’s friends to the Museum, I started making joke that there is a store close by and if they need to buy milk or bread for their home. They replied NO, but we like to stop to buy toys. No shock there, right? 🙂
At the museum their program was to show them how in old times people celebrated Christmas. Watching kids faces was quite interesting when the lady said they didn’t have electricity so they made bright paper chains, or they made their own decorations.
Life without electricity, or stores !!! What are you talking about??!!!
Being there watching these children looking with amazement and awe, was kind of eye opening for me too. I remember making decorations, or living with whatever I had without wanting to buy new things constantly.
What happened from that generation to this, how did we become all consumers. I noticed how many items I buy that I can make them, and I even don’t like shopping. Isn’t that odd??
Having this in mind I decided to teach my children how they can have Christmas beauty without buying it. They had broken most of Christmas ornaments last year so when my son said we need more decorations I told him, I’m not buying any and they should make it themselves.
For the past few days every day after school they sit at their craft table and make decoration after decoration, and they enjoy it. I’m enjoying it too, seeing them so interested and determined to make the next one even better 🙂 DH is loving it too, each night they have new crafts to show him with excitement.