Yesterday the weather was beautiful, and you know something? This Z-fam lives within walking distance of a DQ.
Perfect scenario? I think so.
Except, guess what. Parenting fail.
Evidently neither of these Z-parents ever remembered to teach their Z-kids about littering...or more specifically, not littering. One of the dear Z-kids finished his ice cream cone and pitched the wrapper and napkin over the side of the wagon. The Z-parents didn't notice until a couple of blocks later.
Nate and I felt guilty. The Z-child felt guilty.
But let's not tarry there....enter teachable moment. :)
We spent the rest of the walk home looking for and picking up litter we found along the way. Turns out there was a lot. The kids enjoyed pointing out when they found something, and I enjoyed having Nate be the one to pick up the dirty stuff. ;) What I didn't expect was how much the kids enjoyed sorting it into the recycling and trash when we got home.
So...yay Z-fam for turning something not so great into (hopefully) something that will stick.