Earth Day Confession #1: I have not recycled anything in months. Our big, blue recycling bin was stolen a few months ago. By the way, who steals someone else’s recycling bin?! Rather than get the bin replaced, or find another way to recycle, I have been tossing used plastic, cardboard and newspapers into *gasp* the normal trash bins.
Earth Day Confession #2: I do not conserve energy on hot summer days. This week the temperature hit the mid-nineties in Los Angeles. Immediately, all fans in our house got turned on. I would have also sat in front of the opened fridge, but decided that would have just ended in spoiled food.
Earth Day Confession #3: My baby is going to wear disposable diapers. Part of me wishes I could be one of those modern, natural mothers who sew hemp clothes for their children, and serve only organic fruit. But I’m practical, I don’t own a washing machine, and therefore, will not be swaddling my child in cloth diapers.
So there you go. I love Earth Day, but I’m also a normal human being. Please don’t throw your reusable grocery bags at me.