So if you read my post from this morning, you’ll understand these bags and the contents in them. I awoke ready to conquer our ‘stuff” with our bookshelves being first to be tackled. Don’t get me wrong I love books and I enjoy having them around. But when your child has so many books that he doesn’t even know what he has anymore, something's gotta give.
I read him the story about The Johnsons at breakfast this morning. Let me just say that this concept is not foreign to my son. He has been brought up with this notion of living with less but there is something about telling a nine year old that he will need to part with some more of his toys that can bring about a moment of silence. However, he knows the drill because we do this at least twice a year. Yet, this time we discussed our goal of not bringing “stuff” back in after getting rid of it. That was where the silence came in. He’ll be fine.
So this goal of zero-waste is something I am striving for. I know it won’t happen over night and I know it will mean my family and I being very conscientious about what we consume and probably inconvienced at times, but isn’t it worth it in the end? I will keep you posted from time to time of our progress.
Just in case you are interested, here is the Zero-Waste Blog. I’m heading over there right now. :)
~live SIMPLY, live LOVELY~