Back when I was in school, the 3 Rs meant "Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic."
Things are definitely different in schools these days. Maddy's current science lesson is on the 3 Rs - "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." She wondered if we followed the 3 Rs?
Oh yes we do!
We're not perfect, but we make a big effort. I pointed out the bag for newspapers and boxes often overflowing in the hallway waiting to be dumped into our recycling container. My weekly goal is to try to fill up that recycling container (and it's a large container). Hmmm, maybe that's why Mr. Tennis raises his eyebrows at me when I'm taking food out of the box so that I can recycle the box! Go figure, he wants to wait until the food or product is gone?! Crazy!
[Look at that hair! She had just finished lunch and ran her fingers through her hair!]
Don't you love that hand-me-downs are now looked upon lovingly as having been recycled and reused!
I especially love to pass on an object or toy that either I or one my kids used a lot and loved.
In fact, we recently recycled a little Sesame Street step stool that Philip had when he was a baby. Guess who got it? Sweet Miss Janie!
I did whisper in Janie's ear and suggest that she not haul it all over the house and try to get into closets or cupboards that are not toddler-proof.
She promised she wouldn't even think of such a thing!
She'll just sit on it to play with other things and tell Elmo secrets!