Or… Why I should probably supervise my children better.
(Off topic: Who else loved Escape to Witch Mountain as a kid?)
I’m writing more these days, which means more computer time, which means my kids must fend for themselves.
GO. OUTSIDE. NOW… and stay there.
Generally, I sit on the deck and supervise them closely (**muffled laughter**), but today it is cool enough, and my laptop battery is low enough, that deck-sitting wasn’t an option. Out they went. And wouldn’t you know? Miracles do happen and they played outside nicely. No fighting. No coming inside every 5 minutes. No mischief. No mischief?
They come inside and merrily tell me that they built a fly hotel called FlyTel because it’s Earth Day and “We even built Poo Mountain!”
Me: Huh, cool. (Totally not paying attention… wait for it… wait for it) Wait. What? You what?
Buddy: We built Poo Mountain from dog poo for our FlyTel so the flies can eat!
Me: Built it with what? With what did you touch poo?
Bear: (grinning ear to ear) Uh huh! Wif gloves!
Me: Please place all gloves in the laundry basket, then proceed directly to the bathroom to wash your hands.
**Smiling Earth-friendly children head toward bathroom**
Me: (yelling after them) WITH SOAP!! Wash your hands with SOAP!
**Grumbling children wash their hands with soap**
Me: Now, let’s have a look-see at your FlyTel.
My children proudly delivered me outside to see this awesomeness:
I love that they were thoughtful enough to include provisions for the flies’ education… I bet this wasn’t on your list of kid friendly Earth Day activities.