Picked up a bunch of litter from the park. Groups of children come to this park for play daily and lots of little bits of trash are left behind.
I was surprised by the amount of little wrappers on the ground when there are two garbage bins close by. Most of the wrappers were 5 feet from the bins, which is sad, and they did not blow out of the garbage bin, not full enough for trash to fall out.
I did my part, cleaned it up. I forgot to bring a bag with me to dispose of it at home in a closed bin.
Another beautiful day, took the kids to the park. Julia, Jack and Thomas. This time, Thomas sat in the wagon, Jack took his scooter and Julia biked. An extra scooter was in the wagon for Thomas so he could use it at the park!
The park has a paved strip which is awesome for the kids! Biking for practice and great for chalk!
The kids had a great time! While they played, I picked up trash, again. Not much though, so that was great! The used the swings a bunch, kicked the soccer ball around and blew bubbles.
Home for homemade slushies and a rest from the sun!
Me and the two boys went for a walk to the park this afternoon. Of course I had to take my cloth bag and cloth mits with me to pick up some litter scattered along the way. I was actually surprised that there was not a whole lot to pick up. Thomas and Jack had fun in the wagon ride and got to stretch their muscles at the park. Running, swinging, sliding, and climbing. They also helped to pick up some trash laying around.
I like taking my cloth bag and cloth mits as they are washable and reusable. On our walk home I took a different street to see if I could find some litter and sure enough I did. Mostly along tall fences. It did not take long to fill my bag. I had to leave a huge mess behind as I had no extra bags, too much to carry having the boys and for the boys safety I could not leave them to pick up trash behind the bushes along the fence. That is okay, I did my best and what I could manage. I will go back again on a non rainy day.
I am really hoping to get out with the big kids as I know they will be much more able to help with this matter. Maybe in the evenings these coming days and Summer when the little’s (Thomas and Jack) are in bed.
I know I don’t do a whole lot of picking up litter like a lot of people can due to the young kids, but that time will come. For now I can teach them to respect the Earth and put their waste in the proper place.
Today me and the two young boys went for a walk down some streets. We walked down parts of 6 streets, zig zagging the city. I took a washable reusable bag with me to collect any plastic litter. There was a lot! I filled that bag up within 25 minutes (walking slowly holding hands with the 2 year old). I did not try hard either, I needed to be careful with the boys on the sidewalk. Our streets are not very busy at all. Maybe a dozen cars drove by in that time, maybe.
Our walk took us to the nearby park. It was not wet like I thought it would be. I was expecting large puddles all over from the melting snow, but we got their on a good day! The boys swung on the swings, tried out the slide a bit. We did not stay too long as the wind was cold in the open area.
I could did not pick up any more trash on the way home. I decided the bag was full enough and the boys needed me. I felt bad walking past garbage, but a person can only do so much. At least I did some.
Later I emptied most of the trash from the bag. Lots of coffee cups and grocery bags. Lots of little broken plastic pieces too. the reusable bag got a good shake out and thrown in the wash for our next walk.