Archive for the ‘ Environment ’ Category

New Nails

Monday, January 27th, 2014

I rarely get manicures, so when I recently got my nails done, I asked my son what he thought. He responded, “Mom, I don’t even know you anymore. It’s like you’re a teenager.”

Anthony, 8

Erica Gonzalez; Whittier, CA

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R is for Recycle

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

We were at a family owned grocery store/farm tour with our homeschool preschool group. We were in the back, and they showed the kids the box crusher. The tour guide explained they recycled the cardboard and asked the kids if they recycled. My son, Everest (age 4), excitedly raised his hand and said, “I recycle my dad’s beer cans!”

Everest, 4

Megan Kennedy; Elizabethtown, PA

Image: Young child recycling via Shutterstock

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Traffic Jam

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

trafficWhile traveling on the interstate, we were approaching a city and slowing down with inbound traffic. My daughter said, “We’re not in the suburbs anymore. We’re in an urban area.” My son disagreed and said, “No, we’re in traffic!”

Nuri Jang, 4

Yoojin Choi; Wilmette, IL

Image: Traffic via Shutterstock by TonyV3112.

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Monkeying Around

Friday, October 11th, 2013

chimpanzeeMy son’s speech pathologist was trying to help him say the word, “chimp.” He gave it a few tries, but he was unable to pronounce the word correctly yet. She asked him to try one more time. He sighed and asked, “How about we just call it a monkey?”

Leo, 3

Anne Collins; Sterling, VA

Image: Chimpanzee via Shutterstock.

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Life’s a Zoo

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

polar bearA neighbor was out walking her big, furry English sheep dog when my son looked up from playing and exclaimed, “Mom, look! A polar bear!”

Jay, 3

Angie Vollmer; St. Marys, PA

Image: Polar bear via Shutterstock.

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