Sometimes kids surprise you in a good way

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Families and birds flock to Mueller Lake Park, but then they leave behind their trash. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Families and birds flock to Mueller Lake Park, but then they leave behind their trash.  LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Families and birds flock to Mueller Lake Park, but then they leave behind their trash. LAURA SKELDING/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Yesterday after an appointment at Dell Children’s, we headed to the Thinkery for me to shoot an upcoming intro to next week’s Family Scene video. While I shot the video, she headed across the street to our favorite park.

After I was through, at first I couldn’t find her. Then I found her walking along the lake picking up trash. She was horrified by the number of chip bags and soda cans all over the place. Quickly she had a team of kids trying to fetch trash out of the lake using large sticks. Finally she took off her shoes and socks and went in after one can.

She could not believe that people are such slobs. When she came home and told her dad what she had done, he, of course, responded: Wait, she’ll pick up trash out of a lake, but she won’t throw away trash in her own house?

Yep, kids are funny that way.


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