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Why I seem to forget that Wednesday is toy day at my son’s pre-school is beyond me. I mean, it’s every Wednesday. Has been every Wednesday for months, yet I still forgot his toy today. I’ve got enough on my mind without having to remember this detail every week, but it’s such a simple concept that it escapes me why I forget it so often.
Each Wednesday all the kids bring a toy from home. It’s a great learning experience because it promotes sharing — something to reduce the use of the word “MINE” in our house. I think part of my problem is that I try very hard to bring a different toy each week (when I remember) and a toy that doesn’t have too many parts to it, and, of course, one that if something happened to it I wouldn’t care. Maybe I put too much criteria on it which makes it a task, instead of just part of our Wednesday morning routine.
Next Wednesday I’ll just grab one of the million pieces of toys, Sharpie his name on it and be done with it.