The old rules:
- Eat dessert first
The new rules (they’re harder):
- Put good stuff in
- Send good stuff out into the world
Once upon a time I knew what I was suppose to do: Be kind. Recycle. Eat healthy stuff. Sometimes I even did that stuff, but sometimes it really was too much to bother with. And then I had kids. Kids see stuff in black and white. Tell a kid that plastic bags are bad and I dare you to try and step foot in Target without a stash of canvas bags. Tell a kid he’s been wasteful and watch your back for the eagle eyes next time you leave a bite of broccoli behind.
So now we’re trying. Trying to eat better. Trying to treat the planet a little more gently. This is the story of how it’s going so far.
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