Raising Children who Speak for the Trees (The Lorax Edition)

Blessing Oshin March 19, 2012 6

6996593435_696ed63353_zThis past weekend have been so much fun with my husband done with finals and spending time with us without thinking of work or school. On Saturday, we woke up and didn’t have a plan. After a sumptuous breakfast, I proclaimed that we were driving to Pittsburgh, a whopping 2.5hours away from home.

Blast My sweet husband who is a road trooper, got behind the wheels and we took off for the weekend. Pittsburgh was so much fun and after dinner, we decided to go to the movies. We haven’t been to the movies in a long time, mainly because my toddler daughter needed a reality check with her theater behaviors. We worked on her theater habit and now she is fine going to the movies without throwing a fit.

As soon as we walked into the movies, she silently whispered that she wanted to see “The Lorax“. Of course, we’ve been reading  The Lorax for about five weeks now, thanks to my trip to Blissdom where we all received a copy of the book. This is me and Calley of The Eco Chic at The Lorax Party at Blissdom.

She absolutely loves it! She is intrigued by the Bar-ba-Loots especially. The Lorax is very dear to my heart, in that it subtly teaches kids to be environmentally conscious and also become an advocate for nature. The concept of the last tree falling, and a whole city made of plastic really got us thinking. Camille asked me after the movie if I have ever met the Lorax and I said, yes. She wanted to know where, and I told her the Lorax is every single one of us. We are here to speak for the trees. She looked up and started smiling. I told her she needed to speak for the trees everyday. And so, the next day she woke me up as early as 8am on Sunday morning and proclaimed that we needed to go to the park because she wanted to go take care of the trees. Her Dad took her. Could it be that our kids are the generation that will bring lasting change to the environmental climate in America? I don’t know. Just a thought. But I sure hope so.

Have you seen The Lorax? What were your thoughts?

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  1. Calley March 19, 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Love the picture from Blissdom! So much fun!!

  2. Ali @SeeAliEatSeeAliRun March 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Happy to hear she’s over the fits-such great parenting to teach her good behavior like that. I remember very well my parents leaving restaurants as a child when one of kids threw a fit. If anyone misbehaved we would leave immediately-having eaten or not!

  3. Krystyn March 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I haven’t seen it, yet….probably a DVD thing for us.

    Looks like you had a fun time at the conference.

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