How far do you go to help your kids out?
The morning after Easter Sunday, my son asked me if I threw away the box that his new action figure came in. Well, of course I did! I like a clean house as much as the next gal.
Turns out, that action figure had a tiny grenade in the package that he meant to ask me to help him get, but we had to leave for an Easter egg hunt, so it slipped his mind. Before he left for school I promised I would check the garbage.
Now I knew what was in that garbage bag- I remembered throwing it out. It definitely contained all of the upstairs bathroom garbage as well as the bag of diapers that ripped apart when I tried to pull it from the diaper genie. Guaranteed there would be coffee grounds and food on top of all that. Poor grenade never stood a chance.
As I waded through a disgusting bag of diapers and garbage, a thought entered my head for the first time. We usually just recycle boxes like that. “I wonder if I’m doing all this for nothing”, thought my mind.
Wouldn’t you know, the box for the toy was lying right on top in the recycling container, which, by comparison is relatively clean without waste or food products. The grenade is now resting safely on the kitchen table, waiting for Lucas to play with it. I can’t believe I went Dumpster diving for my son over a grenade the size of a pea! I guess it’s a bad idea to skip the coffee in the morning.
So, this week's question is how far will you go to help your kids? Tell us in the comments.