Friday, January 9, 2015

Garbage Day

We don't take the garbage out a whole lot. We keep a year round compost pile, and recycle most paper, plastic, and glass.

Trash in our house just doesn't stink up very fast because we keep a compost pile going year round.

One of Mica's jobs is to collect and take the trash out the one or two days a week that it needs it. Usually he does it, and I hear no complaints.

Taking the compost out varies because it has to be taken out more often then the trash. I'll sometimes do it myself, or ask who ever has shoes on to do the deed. I'd say most of the time it's Isaak's chore. That chore is easier because the bin is right outside the back door.

One night this week I asked Mica to take the trash out. 

Mica, "Pretty soon I'm not going to be fond of outside." 

Me laughing, "Why?" 

Mica: "You know...there might be people and critters poking around these parts of America." 

Me laughing, "Ok Mica. What's this really about?" 

Mica: "Well when I take the trash out I think there might be ghosts out there." 

Me: "It's a good thing we watch you take the garbage out then."

I always watch him take the garbage out because there was 1 collage kid who went to take the trash out, and never returned. Jason disappeared in 2001. Another high school kid went to take the trash out last year, and went missing. They found out she was a runaway. You can just never be too careful!

If you have kids, what chores do they have?  
Mine have more than taking out the trash and compost, but I'm curious what you have your kids do.

5 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

That's hilarious. My kids each have a few things that they are responsible for and thankfully they don't give me much of a hassle about it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Mine do simple things. Laundry to the basement, feeding the dogs and picking up their toys, cleaning their rooms. I also make them sweep our upstairs hardwood floors daily with a stick vac.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I started a compost pile, but don't do such a good job at it. I need to layer it more often.

indah nuria Savitri said...

Bo is responsible for the glasses and plates he used and he washes them. He uses plastic ones so he can handle it. Most of the them my kids are responsible for tidying up their toys and making their beds. That's all for now :)

~ Noelle said...

The trash job goes to Marc... Broxton helps him gather the trash... but daddy takes it out...

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