3/2/2010 3 Comments
Honestly, my eight year old has no clue. She thinks recycling is when you leave something NEAR the trash can and not inside of it, for her Dad to clean up later.
I seriously considered a nice long lecture on the importance of recycling to the environment, but being the 'Love and Logic' parent that I am, I decided that this is a brilliant opportunity for Allie (my 8 year old) to find out the true meaning of 'Recycling' and what it means to her world.
First things first, she had to bag up the cardboard. A total of 5 cereal boxes and one chocolate covered cherry box (that's a whole other story..). Fussing and complaining the entire time (maybe 2 minutes), she did complete the task, but sure didn't enjoy it.
I guess I don't expect her to fall in love with recycling- it's a dirty job- but someone has to do it thus my newest quest:
HOW TO GET ALLIE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH RECYCLING *aka* HOW TO GET YOUR KIDS TO RECYCLE WITH A SMILE
Wish me luck!
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