September 13, 2010

Save the Worms Day

It was quiet.

Too quiet.

Glancing out the window, I realized the kids were missing from the trampoline, where they had been playing only a few minutes earlier.

I walked to the back door and found them huddled in a circle, looking very intently at something in the grass.

Huh, well, looks like they're fine! And I go back to making my cinnamon rolls.

A couple minutes later, they all come tromping inside. Grabbing some cups, they proceeded to fill them up with water.

"What are you guys doing?" I called as they started their way back out the door.

Little Jacob answered, "We're washing da worm!"

Worm? Guess they found an earthworm. At least, I hope that's what it is. And I go back to making my bread.

A few minutes later, they all came tromping back inside and gathered up paper, scissors, markers and tape. After huddling around the table for a while, I asked, "Now what are you guys doing?"

This time, Joseph answered with his little lisp, "We're ma-ing thignths!"  Which translates into, we're making signs! Then they tromped back outside.

Again, they appeared not too long after and dragged daddy outside to "show him something". He came back in chuckling.

"Did you see what they did out there?" 

"No, what?"

"They made a sign that says, ' NO LAWN MOWING HErE'".


Sure enough. 'Cause that's what that little picture is in the corner there, a lawn mower.

Savannah was so proud of herself. "It's so no one kills the worm!"

I had no idea I had such environmentally friendly children.

The amount of dirty diapers we've contributed to the world always threw me off.

23 super cool people speak:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Your kids rule! (a message from the worms...)

Hil said...

Save the worms!! That is adorable. It's a really good picture of a lawn mower too, someone has mad drawing skills!

Neisha said...

haha, great!

Sue said...

That is so, so cute! Worm-friendly kids are the best kind.

=)

T said...

I can totally see the awesome lawn mower!

Don't tell them about the dangers posed by birds... because birds can't read their sweet little signs.

Saimi said...

Cutest 'thine' ever! Nobody and I mean, nobody ever mow that part of the yard again...

Or I'll be forced to call the environmental activist on them!

Kristina P. said...

Your kids sure are industrious!

Cassie said...

awesome.

Amanda Joy said...

That is too cute!

The Martos Fudge said...

Kids are so stinking cute...

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I love how your son said they were making signs! Such a hoot!

Valerie said...

Way cute. It sounds like my youngest who doesn't like us to kill flies or spiders.

Lara said...

This is so freaking adorable. I hope you keep that sign forever and ever!

Charlotte said...

I got a little side tracked by the cinnamon rolls part, but those kids are too cute. Just make sure none of them sneak their pet inside in a pants pocket, forget, and let you wash the pants.

Save the world, don't mow the lawn is a cause I could totally get behind!

iamwoman said...

That is just about the coolest thing I have heard all day. Or read all day. Or heard/read all day.

Your kids are awesome! And since I was president of the environmental club, I would know.

ldsjaneite said...

If they only knew how many more worms are in the ground. I love that sign.

Cheeseboy said...

Post of the month, right here!

I'm sure you've read it to them, but did they get this idea from the book, "Diary of a Worm"?

Braden said...

I love it! I love the way you write out Jacob's voice. I think I will turn my entire yard into a worm refuge and not mow. Ever again. Save the worms.

Gina said...

How seriously cute is that!!!!

Garden of Egan said...

Well, I hope daddy listens or there's gonna be some tears!

I was afraid for a minute that you were gonna tell me they put the worms in your cinnamon rolls.
It could happen.

Amber said...

Ooo I can see the new environmental rallying point with Jacob at the forefront. : )

Mama Smith said...

Got the biggest kick out of this post!!!!! Pixar...could come up with a new movie....idea...from this post! (smile)

Teachinfourth said...

If the title hadn't caught me, the top photo would have…

I laughed out loud and even had to read this one to my sister. Here's to disposable diapers and saving worms!

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