I am constantly amazed at how little children need to be happy. It seems that the happiest kids I know are the ones who spend a lot of time with their families and have only a moderate amount of toys. Surprisingly, it's not the child with the 1,000 square foot playroom or with the largest home. Or maybe that's not a surprise. Maybe we just have things a little mixed up...or maybe the temptation to compare is too strong. I often think of pioneer children who could play for an extended amount of time with just a rag doll...and be happy all the while! Creativity was the name of the game it seems. I love that.
What are your thoughts on this subject? What are some of your ideas regarding keeping things more simple and raising happy children? I'd love to glean some good tips from you all :)