We try to manage this excess the best we can. I've created a rule where we give Malik a new toy only once in a couple of weeks. This seems to be working for us well. Two weeks is just about the period of time that it takes for Malik to lose interest in a toy, at which point we just hand him a new one.
Lately, in spite of all his toys, Malik has taken interest in the canned food in our kitchen. He stacks them like this -
- which brings me to the point of this post.
As adults, we often forget that happiness does not have to cost anything. We assume we need money or the admiration of peers to be happy, when really, it's just a matter of finding joy in what we do. Children know better. They find happiness in the simplest of things, like a cardboard box or in the case of Malik, a can of Ligo sardines!
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