And Ads putting it up. He didn't seem as worried as he looks in the photo.
I don't want to say I won but more accurately, I have negotiated with my family to put the telly away for a month to see how we go without it. We are in to this a month with/without thing. July was our month with out purchasing any plastic packaging (trying at least) with the Earth Carers. It was a challenge, and we put our purchased plastic in the dilemma bag for show and tell...so here is ours:
The plastic bag itself was the funniest story. We ordered take away on the first night and made sure to explain the challenge over the phone. We got a positive response and took our containers in to be filled, which they did, no problem, but before I could say 'and here is my calico bag' the full containers were whipped up in a plastic bag quicker than a flash! Oh well.
Anyway about the TV free month, how did I negotiate such a thing? Well, with my partner I employed the tried and true method of nagging, off and on for the last six months. He could not argue around my sound logic. For my four year old son, I used my new plastic purchasing freedom to bribe him with a packet of Chuppa Chupps. Easy.
Here he is helping Ads unplug.