Earth Hour. Pushed, promoted, publicised, principled. Boy 1 is a mad environmentalist, the sort of kid who picks up litter, ANY type of litter, wherever we go. The one who constantly discusses our impact on our home planet and instructs us in ways to minimise it.
Earth Hour. Where ALL the lights are turned off. Earth Hour. Great idea. Except if you have a boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder with a great fear of the dark, yes, even with candles and torches and camping light thingys. Even sometimes with Eldred hovering protectively.
So on a night where Big Boy is out on one of his rare social evenings with the boys, and the wind is blowing and howling around the house in the clouds, was this ever going to be a good idea? No. First gust driven flicker of a candle we had hysteria. Lights on!
Sorry Earth, we tried and failed. But hey, at least you have a boy who is dedicated to improving your health on a daily basis, not just a once a year warrior!
For my Sunday Sessions I'm dedicating my selection to a Wet N Wild adventure where I and my family are finally meeting the wonderful Jemikaan and her lot! Woot!
Thea's away this week having some friendship fun herself so just add a comment and link here if you want to have your own Sunday Session!
My Newie (just change the words to day, eh?):
WooHoo... Here we go now!
Day 2747 - How many calories do you consume banging your head against a wall? - *Did you know ...* Did you know that actually banging your head against a wall could potentially burn 150 calories an hour? That's good to know.
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