The title reflects something I know I say to my kids a lot. Growing up I used to here- "Kids are starving in Ethiopia" and my mother-in-law is always saying her dad said, "Kids are starving in Biafra". I never even heard of Biafra- I just googled it and learned it is next to Nigeria.
I don't even want to think about what else they did not teach me in the public school I went to- but I digress.
The point is we or our parents or our parents' parents are always talking about wasting, but we still do it. We put too much on our kids' plates (whole other obesity issue there) and we make too much and no one wants leftovers. Waste.
I read MckMama's blog sometimes, as I am sure a lot of you do as well.
I am usually just a lurker- a little envious on how she has so many followers, but today her blog really touched me.
She is in Kenya with her husband and she described what she is seeing. I read this after I dumped old potato salad that I had made way too much of and basically wasted.
Well, Mckmama's words got to me. You can read her post here.
I have been thinking more about how much my family spends on things and have been cutting back as much as possible.
But are we doing enough?
And as always, "What am I teaching my kids?"
Tomorrow- Do you want to see my Braceface?......