Sunday, April 22, 2012

Litter

In the spirit of Earth Day, yesterday was Clean up Waltham Day. The girls from Jessica's Brownie troop went to a nearby park and cleaned all the trash they could find.

This reminded me of a recent conversation I had with the kids. Their current favorite dessert is a package of gummies (gummy fruit, gummy Cars, gummy anything). However, almost every single time they eat them, they just drop the wrappers on the floor or the couch or wherever they happen to be. Now, I've drilled my contempt for littering into the kids so I tried to appeal to that contempt. I told them dropping trash on the floor is just like littering inside. They knew what I meant but thus far I still keep finding wrappers.

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