Recently I found all of the below in her jeans and hoodie pockets.
- two rocks
- a random rusty ?handle she found near the chook shed
- a green peg thing
- a hair elastic
- a popstick with attached pipecleaner
- a marble
All of these things would count as "treasure" and would be deemed "very special". Now, normally this doesn't bother me too much, but at the moment it is proving to be a bit of a problem. Due to our upcoming house move, I have been cleaning out cupboards and packing boxes. My issue is trying to differentiate between "treasure" and rubbish. After several melt downs from Farmgirl because I "accidentally" threw out her treasures, we have come to a compromise. She has a small basket and she can take that much "treasure" to The New House. She chooses what goes in it but when it's full, it's full.
And I have another secret strategy - late at night bin runs with "treasure" that she has forgotten about. And I have learnt to use the outside bin because she has cottoned on a bit and regularly inspects the contents of the kitchen bin....
Does anyone else have the sort of kids that refuse to throw anything out?