Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday after Mike got off work I made, I mean asked, him to go to the local Earth Day Festival here in town. I was pretty excited because I'm a fan of the Earth Day, I enjoy festivals, and I just needed to get out of the house. The advertisement for this event claimed that it would be a great family affair and there would be lots for the children to do. Clearly this was a win/win situation for us.
Only, not so much. There were several vendors set up with some posters promoting their organizations and stuff and there was some guy singing and playing guitar. But, that was about it. What did they have for the kids to do you ask? Well, they had some old boxes piled up for the kiddos to crawl through. WOW! That kept Jake busy for about three minutes. And they had face painting but we didn't subject him to that. I was just a little disappointed. Earth Day should be such a much greater event! I kept thinking of all of the organizations that should have been involved, but weren't. And of all the cool things they could have done or had there to promote conservation and entertain at the same time. So, please, Earth Day Festival coordinators, if you need some ideas next year, call me. Otherwise, we'll just take Jake to McDonald's for lunch and give him the empty happy meal sack and a straw to play with later. And of course, we'll be recycling both of those items!