In honor of Earth Day our little Montessori had it's own celebration and made a big deal about the day. Lots of talk about helping the planet, keeping it clean, no littering, etc... I went a little early to pick up my boy and happen to catch the tail end of an Earth Day discussion, it went a little like this...
Ms. Cheryl - speaking to the circle "What else do you do to help the Earth?"
my boy shoots his arm up excitedly....
Ms. Cheryl - "Yes, Amos?"
My boy - "My Dad & I go dumpster diving!!!"
He then turns around to look at me as proud as if he & his dad had cleaned the ocean of all pollutants themselves!
The funny thing is that when I told this story to his dad - he had the same look!