Friday, September 5, 2008
Happy Birthday Zach
The mini Environmentalist is celebrating his birthday today
he is 9
Last night he said to us as he was heading to bed
"say goodbye to 8 year old Zach you will never see him again Tomorrow I will be 9"
I of course cried
I will miss 8 year old Zach
8 year old Zach is the one who started us on this journey
guided by my desire to save money and his desire to save the planet we have come a long way. He makes me think now about every light that is turned on, about every item that is to be put in the trash , about every thing that is no longer "usable" how can we reuse some of it
He has given me ideas of things like
reusing old holey socks as the stuff for the "draft dodgers" I make for wintertime
using those same socks for reusable floor wipes for my swiffer wet so I do not have to buy them anymore
He has made me think about larger gardens , using less water, creating new a bigger better things, and he makes me want to get a pedal car!
and now 8 year old Zach is gone
only to be replaced by 9 year old Zach
I hugged him this morning and you know what
he feels older and bigger and taller and his head seems to have grown to make space for all the new stuff he will learn.
So Happy Birthday to my Zach
I love you!