Monday, 30 June 2014

Trees Or Toilet Paper?


My Granddaughters come round for breakfast most mornings before school and they go upstairs and brush their teeth and see to their ablutions before leaving.

The other morning, while I was in my bedroom, I overheard a conversation through the bathroom door whilst Amber the oldest was brushing her teeth and Millie the youngest must have been on the toilet.

"Millie, you're using far too much paper. Don't forget the poor trees that have died for you so that you could wipe your bottom!"

In theory, that was quite a touching remark...... except that I haven't really noticed Amber being particularly into conservation and recycling.
Millie is probably into it more...... so you never know, she might try and cut down on the amount she uses.
Its easy to criticise other people's habits though, isn't it? Especially if it's from a sibling.

15 comments:

Celia said...

Who would we be without our siblings? Our biggest critics and our biggest fans.

Gosia k said...

your granddaughters are wonderful and so funny. Definitely it is one of the best thing to have siblings.

Retired English Teacher said...

True words! Kids are so funny.

Wisewebwoman said...

I had to laugh, the superiority of the older - and the knowledge flaunting.

cutest.

XO
WWW

Brian Miller said...

its good that she is thinking that way though, as it will play a difference in our future...

ha, but i bet a dig at a sibling was def in there as well...smiles.

Eddie Bluelights said...

So funny what they come out with ~ Eddie x

ladyfi said...

What a sweet comment! We use recycled loo paper over here.

Hilary said...

Indeed, that's true. And very cute. I smile just picturing the scene.

cheshire wife said...

Something that would have never even crossed our minds when we were children.

Rose said...

Oh the funny things kids come up with! Every time our grandkids leave, my husband and I laugh over comments they have made, too. They certainly brighten the day, don't they?

Jinksy said...

Hehehe! At least these day you can by loo rolls that are manufactured by concerned firms that plant more trees to keep things rolling. :-)

Secret Agent Woman said...

That's quite a long spam comment above me!

Your granddaughters are a hoot.

Shammickite said...

No siblings for me, unfortunately. But I certainly hope your granddaughters, and all young people, recognise the importance of conservation and recycling.
Loved the toilet paper comment.

Suldog said...

Ah, but the more we wipe ourselves, the more trees the paper people will plant!

Suburbia said...

So funny! I love to overhear their conversations!