Anyone Can Do It

We’re all green around here. At this moment, my sinuses are all over the green movement. I hate them. I want to rip them out. I want to stomp on them and run them through my Cuisinart, squeeze them dry and then light them on fire. I have great displeasure with regard to my sinuses. But enough about my ongoing battle with the plague of death that continually resurfaces just when I think it’s safe to stop buying honey and lemons by the truckload.

Laylee and Magoo are trying to be more green. Yesterday I discovered that Laylee had gone commando to preschool. She couldn’t tell me why but I can only assume it was to save space in the washing machine and conserve energy.

Magoo likes to “reuse” the water in his cup at dinner by repeatedly backwashing the same liquid (and a few of its friends) back into his cup.

Both of them are vehemently opposed to slave labor, especially when it involves me forcing them to pick up their eleventy billion tiny plastic toys from all over the floor and under my bed pillow without compensation. I’m pretty sure they’re both for fair trade too. At the very least I frequently hear my little activists chanting about things not being “fair” and whining to each other that they want to “trade” toys.

I think I’ll take my little green nasals to bed now but before I do, I have one question for you – Does it count as “clean living” if behind my sink full of filthy dishes I have a garden window full of vegetable starts?

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11 Responses to Anyone Can Do It

  1. nan says:

    Hey, isn’t that my sink? No, hang on, all of THOSE plants are alive! Definitely green. And I hope my kids don’t get to hear about the Going-Commando-For-The-Earth Movement.

  2. Shannon says:

    “I want to stomp on them and run them through my Cuisinart, squeeze them dry and then light them on fire. ”

    You have such an awesome way with words.

  3. Shalee says:

    Oh. My. Lands. Even under duress you’re funny. But I knew that before now. Good to know that everyone in the family is getting into the act…

    Hope you and your snotty self get a lot less green over the coming days, but only in the sinus sense. (As to your question, why yes it counts!)

  4. Donna says:

    I am a lurker, coming out of the closet… I used to have millions of sinus issues also, but gave up milk products, and my problems are gone. Haven’t had a sinus infection in 13 years. You might want to give it a try.

  5. Rebecca says:

    So THAT’S why The Baby has been refusing to wear clothes. And here I thought I just had a nudist on my hand, when all this time I’ve been oppressing her fine, earth-loving soul.

  6. grammyelin says:

    Of course it counts. Anytime you do something good, it counts, no matter how many other good things you haven’t gotten around to doing yet. Despite being super-mom, you still can’t do everything – – – so one thing at a time. (Your plants look really healthy, by the way. Good job!)

  7. Carrie says:

    Tell Laylee that I’m really proud of her, but I’m not going commando for Earth Day!

  8. regina says:

    I don’t think your kids are green I think they are democrats;) but so are mine. They think everything is free, think nothing is fair, are on a personal plight to save dandelions everywhere, and could frequently be found anywhere on our five acre’s “watering” a tree or bush instead of coming in to the bathroom. Sound familiar? Eventually we’ll make them toe the party line. I’m glad I finally stopped by.

  9. Diana says:

    I wish I could keep the cat out of indoor plants. I would absolutely have a window garden.

  10. Totally counts in my book!

    –Thanks for the comment, and letting us environmentally-challenged moms commiserate together.

  11. Abby says:

    I always knew you were a kindred spirit—the fact that you and I have the same corell ware dishes in a similar looking dirty state is substantial proof.
    I applaud your effort to sprout your own veggies, I cheat and buy mine pre-sprouted so their lives aren’t cut short by my negligence.

    Best wishes in your battle of nostril run.

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