Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Four R's

Last night Ryker announced that we were going to have a Four R's week next week.

By "we" I assumed he meant at school, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out what the fourth 'r' was. Recess?

Oh no, I was quite mistaken. This is a plan he wants to implement at home. And the fourth 'r' is for 'rot'.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rot

They've added an "R". Did you know that?

So here are the rules for Four R's Week in the Grove household.

1. No littering. (no problem)

2. Don't leave the water on while you brush your teeth. (never do that anyway)

3. No using the gas fireplace. (it's May...hello)

4. Recycle everything that you can. (working on it)

5. Don't put any trash in the dumpster until next week. (alrighty)

6. Only 2 TV privileges for kids a day...5 for parents. (no word on how much a 'privilege' is)

7. No fishing unless you ask your mom and dad first. (Cainan's contribution)

8. No vacuuming. (if you insist)

9. No cooking on the stove. (I love the 4 Rs)

10. Go to the bathroom outside. (ummm...wait a minute here)

11. No baths, 'cause that uses like 500 gallons of water. (hold yer horses now)

12. Make sure all visitors understand the rules. (and can find the outhouse, I guess)

Note: "No computer" was a consideration for rule #13 but was ruled unconstitutional before it even made it to the paper.

I'll have to keep you posted on how it turns out. :)

1 comment:

Kari said...

Can't wait to hear how it goes! #10 and #11, I would probably fail at...well #11 for sure. This is the reason that I know I couldn't be on survior. Thinking about a week without a shower is hard...very hard for me. :)