12/05/2010

Kids Toys – A Lesson on Quality, Sharing, Respect and Simplicity.

While my sisters were busy with their smutty stories and photos, I was writing about the art of Zen and children's toys, for a more proper kind of blog. Seriously.

Here's my post: Kids Toys - A Lesson on Quality, Sharing, Respect and Simplicity.

And just in case you think this is a one off, and that we can't do serious stuff at the Paris-Ankara Express, check my other guest post over at Multilingual Mania



My original title for the Zen Family Habits post, which Sherri Kruger and Leo Babauta wisely changed to the above was:

'The art of Zen and beheaded dolls'.

What was I thinking?

Il like Zen Family Habit because the simple way of life they write about appeals to me in all sorts of way. And I often feel that living abroad gives me the opportunity to simplify my life in ways I couldn't in either France or England. So, for instance, we don't have a car.

One thing I'm not so good at, however, is avoiding clutter - our house looks a bit like a particularly messy Turkish tourist shop crossed with a library.

So if you'd like to read something a bit more improving than yours truly, head over to Zen Family Habits, and their sister blog Zen Habits.

And then come back.

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7 comments:

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Loved your post on toys. It was refreshing and had lots of good tips. I like the idea of giving away toys that kids are not really crazy about before they are even out of the package. That's really clever!!

Mineke Reinders said...

Dear Sandrine, your cluttered house is among my fondest memories. It's not cluttered: it's cozy, alive, and full of interesting stuff. That's real Zen to me.

Sandrine said...

Well, we give out toys mostly when we've bought something that someone else also has! (Don't get me in trouble!!!) But most of our friends and relatives are actually quite good about not sending lots of plastic toys. But yes, if it's not been opened, they don't think of it as theirs!
Thanks for commenting!

Sandrine said...

Mineke: I think you've embellished your memories of the place. Only one thing for it: come back very soon so you can see for yourself what a mess it is!

ElGuappa said...

Hey, loved this post! Thank you. I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out what to do with all the LEGO my son has!!!!

I will heed your tips to be sure.

Thx. : )

Elana
www.flyintheface.wordpress.com

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Sandrine said...

Thanks! My husband believes you can never have too much lego. I think he has visions of building entire cities of Lego with our children. Thankfully Lego's really expensive in Turkey so we can't actually buy large quantities.

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