I'm figuring this can go one way or the other...
When you're one of many, it seems that nothing is EVER truly your own. It's kind of like communal living against your will. I think part of the reason why the kids liked the idea of cutting down on dishes is because they will each have their very own. They don't have to share them.
So, here's where this could really go awry....
Everything either needs to be equal, or they need to choose for themselves. If not, things could turn really ugly around here. I can hear it now..."How come he got that one? I wanted that one. He always gets the best." You know how it goes, right? I'm not the only one, am I?
I pulled out all the matching plates, forks, spoons, knives, and glasses. When I pulled out the mugs, there weren't enough that matched, so I figure that's where they'll get to choose. Just crossing my fingers that there won't be two kids that choose the same mug. Thank goodness for a grandmother who sent everyone Valentine cups with candy in them a couple years ago. They're each very possessive of his/her gift--see, the something that's truly theirs is super important to them.
|Yah, okay, so not quite.|
Still running smoothly so far. Everything's marked with an initial.