Day 9: Horse Stick

Via Marylee Fairbanks
on Oct 8, 2011
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My son spotted a hobbyhorse on a stick, at the General Country Store, in town.  He was three and it was Christmas time.

He galloped around the shop and pressed a little button to make the toy neigh.  I asked him to put it back as we were checking out.  He petted the mane and whispered a secret into it’s fluffy ear.

It was under the tree on Christmas morning.

Since that day, he rode it twice.  The thing sat in the corner; it’s fluffy ears collecting dust.  Time to let it ride off into the sunset.

One of the many things I enjoy about doing The 24 Things is the NO PURCHASE RULE.  it helps curb the habit of an impuse buy.

Do you 24?  Make room for your inspired future and share you experiences with us at The 24 Things. If you have your own blog where you are doing the 24 Things Challenge let me know and I will add you to the official site.

We are bombarded with advertisements telling us what we must have. In some cases, the impulse buy accounts for up to 40% of clothing purchases.  2-5% of adults have serious impulse shopping problems.  It can leave you financially and emotionally distressed.  

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Other pieces by Marylee:   American MomThe Princess Of Garbage DaySing Out, Clara, and Letter From A Bully.


About Marylee Fairbanks

Marylee Fairbanks is a columnist for Gaiam, elephant journal, My Life Yoga, and, Her essays explore Motherhood and yoga, but mainly focus on her experiences with her young son and the many ways he helps her grow. She is a registered yoga teacher and founder of Chakras Yoga and The 24 Things. She teaches Chakras Balancing workshops and yoga classes. Prior to having her son, she performed in Broadway musicals across the country. Marylee lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son, and dogs. Find her on her website and follow her on twitter.


One Response to “Day 9: Horse Stick”

  1. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Love that rule!

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