Friday I had a proud moment. Our daughter “showed her green side”.
I was at her school for a full-day event to celebrate her school’s students reading two million minutes this year! (Bravo!) Part of the day’s activities was a book fair and so, naturally, our daughter found plenty of “Mom, can I have these” items.
As we stood in line and she noticed the kids before her having their purchases placed in plastic bags she said “Mom, do you think I can tell them I don’t want a plastic bag and I’ll just carry my books instead?” (insert beaming, proud smile here!) I told her “Absolutely!”, but she was shot down at checkout when they told her that all purchases needed to be in bags so they knew that the books were paid for. Happily, I can tell you that she did NOT like that idea.
Not until this moment did I realize that I actually need to arm my seven-year old with her own reusable bag. I also realized that the solution was sitting back in my car in my own purse. I have a great compact reusable bag from Earth SAKS that folds down into its own little case and would be perfect to send with her to school and keep in her book bag.
This was another one of my “a-ha moments.” I’ve been so busy worrying about my own reusable bags that I’ve completely overlooked the fact that our kids need them too, and I have left them unarmed for far too long.
Needless to say, the Earth SAKS bag has taken up new residency with our daughter. The school year may be nearly over, but all the ways she’ll soon put it to use are only beginning!