Archive | May, 2012

Earth Day

2 May

Nope, we didn’t do anything to “celebrate” Earth Day (April 22nd, people!) Erm, I was sick. And pregnant. And tired. And …..

But, lookee here!

How pretty is that? See, I had good intentions. And I do think that being mindful of our environment everyday is more important than one big gesture once a year (unless your gesture is planting a forest or something. If that’s the case, grand gestures are super awesome!)

So, my job is to foster mindfulness in the Turtle. And, um, it’s one of those things that I sometimes wish I never started. Picture yourself, on the beach, laden down with stuff, pregnant, tired, ready to go when you hear a shout of “MOM! Trash!” and off goes your 3 year old, haring over the dunes after a piece of rubbish some eejit left on the beach. And you have to give chase. Then you get “Here Mom, you carry it.” As if you have as many arms as an octopus.

Then there’s his obsession with ‘cycling (recycling to you and me). EVERYTHING has to be examined for the recycling symbol. And woe betide anyone who tries to throw away any ‘cycling. I bought some new flip flops the other day. Apparently they can be recycled. I was very lucky they weren’t recycled before I put them on my feet.

Enthusiasm like this is something to be fostered and celebrated even if it can be annoying. With it, there may be hope for our planet’s future.

Everyday is Earth day.

 

(p.s. The pattern for the tree comes from here)

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