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I never, ever get tired of these.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words.

kids' notes

The stuff kids write when they’re playing is just the best, isn’t it?

I especially love the one on the left….”Tell them to how to spell it write.”

Ohh, homophones.


I’m posting this mainly because it cracks me up, but there’s a bit of a frugal connection:

Marketers don’t want us to know this, but children can sometimes be quite happy with nothing more than paper and a pen (and some imagination).

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A Frugal Family's Journey

Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Our kids can't write just yet, but we get the same feelings from seeing the pictures they draw for us and tell us to hang on the refrigerator. :)


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

So cute! That made me laugh :) Thanks


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Haha. I love the future credit card customer already working up her ire. But also that there is a solution!

When I was a kid my dad brought home literally thousands of IBM cards (heavy paper cards with tiny holes punched in them). And we had a ball with those. We also lived near a "paper factory" (which was actually a printing company) and my brother would dumpster dive there and bring home lots of blank forms, receipt books (with carbon pages!), "do not disturb" door knob hangers, etc. to play with.

Maybe it has to do with living in Nevada -you know, one stop over from San Francisco :-), but somehow we also wound up with a book of gorgeous mining stock certificates from a defunct mine that we filled in and played with, too.

All that paper play probably inspired my life love of paper/stationary/journals etc.


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

I'm laughing over San Francisco, CA being a town in Nevada!

When my now 18 yr old (and a senior!) was 6, his favorite 'toys' were paper and tape. For his birthday we gave him 2 packs of his own paper (since the printer paper kept being consumed at an alarming rate!) and a rack of tape dispensers. He was the happiest boy creating all sorts of things. It is the simple things that make all of us the happiest.


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

Oh, I think she was saying the train stopped in SF and then didn't stop again until they got to an unnamed town in Nevada. ;)


Thursday 22nd of May 2014

My kids' new thing is index cards. They made little cards, tiny pictures, board game pieces, characters for some Pokemon-like game they invented. They cannot get enough of drawing on index cards. A $1 pack from the dollar store lasts them a couple of weeks. It's not a bad deal. They also love the little memo pads you can get 3/$1 at the dollar store.

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