For lots of people like me childhood Summer's meant running under the sprinklers on your front or back lawn with your friends & siblings. I remember as a child my grandma thinking that this was a waste of water & at time time I couldn't really understand what she meant. It was hot, we were having fun & the lawn was getting watered to boot! I grew up in a time when water was one thing that we could afford to waste & we certainly did. I can also remember my dad redirecting the drains from the bath & washing machine so that they would water the garden. At the time I thought his behavior was kinda kooky, but nowadays I think that that is the least that we should all be doing.
These days as a parent I worry about the kind of world that my kids are inheriting what what little people like me can do to make a difference. I try to recycle, compost our food scraps, buy organic products, save water & use green cleaning products. For the first time in my voting life I am even thinking (with a federal election now looming) about voting differently. But I don't really feel like I am making a difference & it is frustrating. If anyone out in blogland has any ideas I would love to hear them.
As the weather warms up & summer looms I feel sad that my kids won't be running under any sprinklers (remember them!?) to cool off, but I guess they won't know what they are missing out on- they will be too busy ferrying water from the bathtub to the garden anyway!
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