Rory thinks I’m saying “Birthday” instead of Earth Day so there has been a lot of “No, it’s not your birthday, Rory.” being said. Kamryn understands Earth Day because they talked about it in school and how we need to take care of our planet.
I love that they cover topics like this in schools because I hate to say that it never occurred to me to teach my kids about Earth Day. We recycle and the kids know that there is a place for trash and a place for recycling. I make sure they know not to keep water running and to turn off the lights when they aren’t in a room, but we didn’t get much deeper than that or how it impacts our environment.
To celebrate Earth Day we hopped in our gas-guzzling SUV and drove down to Hillcrest to the Farmer’s Market. We walked around, ate some good food
and drank some incredibly sweet orange juice before letting Kamryn pick out some flowers.We started our own little garden last month after watching The Lorax. Kamryn wanted to plant some trees, but I was able to get her to settle on cucumbers and wild flowers.
So far I haven’t killed our plants, which is rare. If I can get even one cucumber to grow, I’ll consider it a success. It said they should be ready for harvest in about 8 weeks, but we’re only a couple of weeks away from that date and I don’t think we’ll have anything by then. My next garden is going to be a salsa garden, but we’ll wait for an actual backyard before i attempt that.
Happy Earth Day!
It’s good that you’re telling your kids to turn off the water and the lights now… it’ll save you a LOT of wasted time and frustration when they’re teenagers. Trust me.