We live on 20 acres of wooded land. It is impossible not to use this gorgeous area as continuous education for my children. My husband and I do not take our beautiful acreage for granted. In fact, as we are adding onto our house, Josh refuses to hire anyone because he knows they will want to cut down a tree or two. He respects the age of our huge trees and will work around them instead of bulldozing them down.
He is a bit like the Lorax in that way.
I cannot wait to take my kids to see the Lorax! It has a wonderful message about respect for the environment. This message is one that I teach my kids through my daily life and every spring when we plant our garden.
Every year my kids go out with us to play among the plants. We teach them about how the sun gives the plants light to grow and the rain quenches their thirst. Then, as the plants grow bigger we are able to eat them. Letting Lizzie and David help nurture the vegetables from seed to plate is a huge life lesson that I hope they carry with them their entire life.
Perhaps as they grow older they will have a garden. Maybe the values we lived when they were children will stay with them. I sure hope so.
There are other ways we live green - not as many as other people, I admit. But I do try. I used to cloth diaper my children. In fact, I cloth diapered all three up until life got crazy busy a few months ago. Now I use disposables. Thankfully there are earth friendly ways to use sposies! Seventh Generation - known already for being a very earth friendly brand - has a line of Wee Gen diapers! Check this out:
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