We had visitors this weekend...two smalls and a daddy... and on Sunday night poppy shared a meal with his great grandsons. It was wonderful having so many generations around that table.
Dustin, the six year old small, had many questions. He questioned me about why I removed a plastic bag from the garbage and why I felt so strongly about not bringing plastic into the house. It was a great teaching op and after typing "Plastics in Ocean" on Youtube, I was able to show him a video that spoke of the greatest crime against the environment...the use of plastic.
He sat on my lap and I felt his little body become tense at the images of dolphins and turtles playing with floating plastic bags, and he was horrified to see birds with their heads stuck in rings that had previously held our pop cans together. These images, as hard to view as they were, made an impression, and for the rest of the weekend, Dusting asked what many of the items in our home were made of. He reminded his daddy not to bring home plastic and to take a reusable bag when he went shopping.
I truly believe that our children, with knowledge and guidance, will do much to help heal our environment. At this age, they are like little sponges and are not yet conditioned or hardened to the harsh realities of the world.
All in all, it was a great weekend. Much was accomplished.