While helping my youngest son (12) with supper, we were talking about how I start my flowers from seed, and conserve water by having 4 rain barrels to catch the spring runoff, and any rain during the summer. He piped up and said, "Well Mom, I conserve water everyday!" "How", I asked him, and this is what he told me.....
He saves water everyday by wearing the same outfit all week! He figures this saves lots of water, because he only has one set of dirty clothes a week! Can't fault him with that logic. He went on to tell me that one shower a week instead of one a day, saves tons on water. Again, solid logic from him, he is saving water everyday. Also, he saves water, by not brushing his teeth in the morning. What a trooper!
For any Mom's out there, with boys, I bet they have used the same type of logic on you, when they are trying to avoid getting clean. Thankfully, this appears to be a stage they grow out of once they get interested in girls!
Until then, my little conservationist is quite happy, in the same set of clothes all week, until Saturday bath/shower time. You can't say he isn't doing his part for our environment!
Happy Mother's Day!