Monday, September 8, 2008

Going Green vs. Seeing Red

Ok, I am all for going green. Just to do my part, I use mostly all homemade eco-friendly cleaners. I use my reusable bags every time, yes, every time I go to the grocery store, local produce stand, library, etc. I recycle everything I am allowed to, I save all my errands for 1 time so not to waste gas, I am a Nazi about the lights and running water, I only use bottled water when I must and I reuse those bottles (yes, I clean them 1st).

BUT... I have decided there are things that for the next couple years are NOT going to go GREEN in my house because if they did, I would be seeing RED constantly.

I am NOT going to quite using paper towels and paper plates, I am TIRED of spending so much time in the kitchen. I tried to go for a month without paper towels and paper plates and THERE IS MORE TO LIFE!!!!!

Also, I am NOT going to quite using disposable diapers (gasp). Did she really just print that? YES I DID!!!!! I will do a lot for the environment, but I am not taking a poppy diaper off my child and cleaning it out! Besides the fact that it is GROSS, I have twins so I am definitely NOT doing this 4-8 times a day!!!! NO THANK YOU!!!!

Now, those of you that do all the above, I applaud you, you are my hero. But, I don't like everything that my children produce and I certainly don't want to touch it anymore than I have to. Someday when we are rich (from not buying diapers, I know) and famous (because we are so comical and watch worthy :sarcasm) I promise I will donate a HUGE amount of many to going green, but in the meantime I am going to stay away from being red!!!!!!

2 comments:

LovingLegacy said...

amen, sistah! and yes, you can borrow A. she would love it! hee,hee!

momof4sweetsisters said...

Yes to the diapers! That's one area I wouldn't change. I do a mixture of paper and cloth towels that seems to work for us. I did give up paper plates, gasp.....I never thought I would. Haven't gotten past the napkins.. trying but sauce is sauce!My chicks are a bit older so I' ve got help in the kitchen and on the laundry front. Do what you can do. Things I thought I'd always do, I haven't. Things I thought I'd never do, I have. I won't be using cloth toilet paper!!!! At least not any time soon. Yuck.