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Pay to Go

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

family campingWe arrived at our camping site after a long drive and noticed a sign that read, “Dumping Fee: $3,” for disposing of garbage after camping. My daughter then asked if I had any money. When I asked why she needed it, she said, “Because I really need to use the potty.”

Camryn, 6

Rebekah Knight; Sherwood, OR

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Home Grown Greens (And Toppings!)

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

girl holding plantAfter receiving a planting bed for her 5th birthday, my daughter told me she wanted to grow everything we needed to make our own salad. Avery said, “We can plant lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, and of course croutons. Every salad needs some croutons!

Avery, 5

Carrie Randall; Holly Springs, NC

Image: Girl holding plant via Shutterstock.

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Attack of the Allergies

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

algae in aquariumOur daughter recently learned about algae at preschool. Later, while watching our pet goldfish swimming in the fishbowl at home, she stated seriously, “You really need to clean Dorothy’s fishbowl and get rid of the allergies!”

Lyla, 4

Noelle Morgan; Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Image: Algae in aquarium via Shutterstock.

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Cloud-Maker

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

girl pointing at cloudsAs we were driving past a power plant, my daughter pointed at the steam coming out and said, “Look, they’re making clouds!”

Alaina, 2

Mandi Everly Gialone; Bructon Mills, WV

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Nature’s Wonders

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

woman in pantryWhen we were taking a hike through the woods, I asked Nolan what his favorite tree was. He said, “The pantry!”

Nolan, 3

Ted Kellett; Raleigh, NC

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