Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Push to be GREEN

Like most schools in America, our local school made a major push last year for recycling. Ever since then my kids are constantly asking- "Can this be recycled?"

Normally this wouldn't bug me. I am all for the 3 R's (reduce, recycle, reuse).

Reduce- I have cut back on my family's intake of snacks.

Recycle- I was one of the first in my city to sign up for a recycling container (before they mandated it- sorta).

Reuse- I wear my jeans more than once before I wash them.

See how conscientious I am? So, when the following conversation happened I was a little worried about exactly what they taught my kids about recycling.

Snake - Mom, recycling is when we come back alive.

Mom - Son, I think you mean resurrection.

Snake - Ya, that's right.

Theme song- It's not easy being green by Kermit the Frog.