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!