Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) and learn more about one another! Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses.This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let's Talk!
This week's question:
Do you use “green” products? Do you recycle? Please share your thoughts and resources on helping our planet live for future generations. (Thank you, Mary!)
I don't. :( Do I worry about the environment? Sure. But I also think that a lot of the green things out there aren't as good for our environment as they claim. It's kind of the concept of the e-reader. Yes, it does save on trees, but then there is the manufacturing of the device to take into account, plus the electricity needed to run it. So in the long run is it really any better for the environment. And yes, I know I am weird because I think like that, but I can't help the way my brain works.
Another good example of the "false" claims is organic foods. Our old babysitter's husband drove trucking for a company that supplied organic type pest control, etc. And let me tell you, I'd rather eat chemicalized food that has been well washed any day rather than the stuff they do to keep things organic.*shudders*
I will say that I am a lot more picky when it comes to the types of foods/drinks I give my kids. They drink one glass of milk a day (almond milk for the lil guy due to allergies) and then the rest is water. No juice, soda, kool-aid, etc. I was raised with just milk and water, and that's really all I drink now aside from an occasional coffee or unsweetened tea. I just figure that if they get used to it being that way now, it will be second nature later, and they won't have to worry about those extra calories as they get past adolescence and weight starts to play an issue. So in our school/preschool circles, I'm known as the drink Nazi, but that is one badge I'll wear with pride.
As far as foods, well I'm really neurotic about how much sugar I allow them to have. Granted a lot of that has to due with my son's hyper sensitivity to sugar, but even if it wasn't for that I still would greatly limit the kids because I just don't think they need that junk. As far as my daughter's milk, well I try to get the hormone free kind, because I don't think she needs that crap. And I chose almond milk instead of soy for my son because soy is in EVERYTHING it seems and I don't think he needs any more. Also, let me just tell you that a dairy allergy is really hard to compensate for. Even vegan cheese has a milk protein in it, and therefore the little guy cannot have it. So frustrating.
Wow.. I got really off topic today, and my only explanation is this video. Watch it, trust me, you'll be glad you did. So hilarious!