Sometimes you just have to wonder. So, today, I was cleaning up the kitchen and went to throw something in the garbage. I opened the can, and at the very top saw a cardboard box stuffed in. Sigh. Our curbside recycling takes cardboard. This isn't the first time I've seen cardboard and recyclables in the trash. Usually by the time I see them, they have icky stuff all over them so "rescue" isn't possible.
So I took the cardboard out and walked into the Princess's room and said "Let's have another little chat about recycling." She kind of rolled her eyes. I explained why recycling was important, save the earth, save the trees, leave a better place for your own children.....blah, blah, blah.
And then I veered off....and started talking about how recycling had reduced our household trash by 1 back per week -- which in an average week is about 50%. And then I started talking about how each trash bag costs almost .15 cents each if I get them on sale and don't have a coupon (yes I've tried cheaper ones, but they don't seem to hold up). And that .15 per week savings translated to $7.80 per YEAR!
And that's when I lost her...... I was sitting there babbling about saving the $7.80 cents per year and it took me 10 minutes to stop going on and on. I know the little things add up, but really, yammering on for 10 minutes about $7.80? Yikes. I've lost my mind.