Avoiding Plastic

Part of my burgeoning commitment to city homemaking and sustainability is trying to dramatically reduce our consumption of plastics. This would seem a fairly easy and straightforward process, but it is remarkable how seductive and ubiquitous plastics can be. When the kids and I go shopping and they ask for various trinkets, I tell them that we try not to be wasteful and avoid buying a lot of unnecessary, plastic-laden items. Still, we sometimes succumb to temptation, as Daddy and M did yesterday when they returned from the store with a plastic bag filled with plastic containers of chalk and bubbles. We'll keep working at it, though, and try as much as possible to make our own bubbles and leave the plastics at the store.