Environmentally Friendly

Micah has definite ideas of how he likes to watch television. In the mornings, it's with a bowl of applesauce and cereal. In the afternoons it's with Woody acting out the parts. Sometimes Jesse or Buzz have to get involved because there are so many parts to act out. In the evenings, when it's dark outside and mama is trying to make dinner, it's with the lights off.

You don't mess with the boy when he turns lights off.

Or so he thinks.

Sometimes I let him live in his dark fantasy world and cook by the tiny little light over the stove. (For some reason, he's never spotted this one. Maybe because as far as lights go, he knows it's lame.) Other nights I simply tell the boy No.

It's a take and a give, and completely depends on whether or not I feel like taking up the good fight.

The other night as we were heading out the door, scrambling in the narrow mud room to find matching shoes to wear, Micah silently declared it Dark O'Clock. Just as I was gearing up to fight the darkness, Daddy spoke up.

"He sure likes to save energy, doesn't he? That's our boy, going Green."

Well, that's one way to look at it.

5 comments:

HalfAsstic.com said...

HAHAHA! That reminds me of Pop trying to see his watch in the dark and saying it's "dark-thirty".

Viv said...

Thanks for the laugh, I needed one.

Roger said...

Yay for Micah! Saving the planet one light switch at a time.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Now that is looking on the upside! We have started talking about conservation and wastefullness around here . . . I was reprimanded by Cooper last week for running the water to warm it up a bit before plugging the drain!

BeautifulWreck said...

Very cute and funny!