This is just something I have been thinking about lately, as a mom and as an American. We have so much stuff! If one is good, then 10 must be better...but you know what, maybe none is better. I have been thinking about how much stuff we have around our house, how we accumulate it and what that is teaching Ruby. This picture is a great example of how this happens. Over the weekend, I took Ruby to Trader Joe's and when we went through the checkout, the cashier offered Ruby some stickers and I said it would be fine. I have to stop for a minute and say that this post is not attempting to say anything against TJ's, you know that I am a loyal fan. Anyway, she ended up with six stickers, which she quickly stuck to her shirt and then later to the bathroom cabinet, before they got thrown out. The thing is, she would have been just as happy with one sticker, just like one birthday present would be enough. It seems we are training our children from an early age that they should have a lot of stuff. I think next time I'll just ask for one sticker or if I'm brave enough, I might even pass, what do you think?