I could learn from HER…

I am forever encouraging my children to “not waste”…

 

Don’t use too much TP…

 

That’s way too much hand soap…

 

There’s a lot more cherry to eat on that pit…

 

That towel is NOT dirty; don’t throw it on the floor…

 

Help me get the last of the flour out of here?…

 

Flip that paper over and color on the other side…

 

Crust is perfectly good bread…

 

… and on and on and on…

 

And they do well. They listen. They pay attention. Yes, they sometimes go overboard on things, but I am not raising wasteful children.

 

When I serve my toddler an apple, I generally give it to her in slices. I don’t peel it. I don’t chop it. But I do cut it in wedges. Yesterday, I just handed her the whole apple. She was doing just fine with it, and I went about washing dishes in the adjoining room. Several minutes later, she called out,

 

“I don’t like that part, Mama. I all done.”

 

I smiled and prepared to go show her the bites she’d missed. (I’ve raised young children before, you know.) She handed me this:

Looks like I could learn a thing or two about not wasting food.

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