Saturday, February 13, 2010

Food on the Ground Food on the Ground

I live in Tornado Alley. Not the one my brother Kyle from Oklahoma lives in, but a whole separate tornado alley that exists in my house. If there is one thing my boys love the most in this world, it's making a mess any chance they can get. They love to empty out their 3 large toyboxes and fling the toys around their bedrooms (and down the stairway, and into the livingroom where I have a strict no toy policy). They love to fill up cups and pots in the sink and then dump them out on the floor. They love to smash cartons of eggs when they get an unsupervised minute...and they LOVE tossing their food onto the floor.

Here is a picture of today's "food on the ground" (food on the ground, food on the ground, lookin' like a fool with your food on the ground...) The can of Spaghettios was found on the floor unopened thankfully, but I've placed it there to add perspective to the size of my pile. The day is only half over, so I can expect more later on. But just what we have here is enough to feed a couple children in Africa for a day. It's difficult to explain the concept of waste to 2 and 3 year olds.


Postman on February 13, 2010 at 8:59 PM said...

Children ARE some of the most unabashedly wanton beings on the face of the Earth. But they don't know any better, unless they live in Africa.

Rachel on February 13, 2010 at 9:51 PM said...

Very true Postman. I wish the lesson were easier to teach for the sake of my bank account, for the time I spend cleaning, and for the kids in Africa who would gladly take my children's discarded Cheerios.

Julie on February 14, 2010 at 10:44 AM said...

It is amazing the creativity children can come up with by using the things around the house. I will never forget waking up one morning to the oatmeal pancakes with chocolate syrup covering my floor. My lovely boys thought it would be great to make their own breakfast. Pancake mix, eggs, syrup, chocolate syrup, water, etc covering my downstairs floor. I now wish I would have thought to take pictures but believe me the one inbedded in my head is as vivid as the day it all happened. Thankfully as the kids age things like that pass they just bring with them a whole new version of terror lol.

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