They had never actually seen a tiny house in real life before… so a few days ago, I panicked. What if they liked the idea in theory, but not in practice? I decided it was time to take them to tour one. It just so happens that we are lucky enough to have met a few people here locally who are a part of the tiny house community, so yesterday we were able to tour a 21 foot long house with the kids.
I think that people forget that simple things make children happy. The old adage about kids liking the Christmas boxes and wrapping more than the gift is true. Kids are happy with so much less than we think they will be. To my kids, the idea of living smaller doesn’t sound scary or progressive, it’s just a smaller house. Kira has even mentioned relief about getting rid of some of her toys because her room feels cluttered with stuff she doesn’t need anymore.
I often think we can learn a lot from children.
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