Apr 22, 2008
Here are some fun ways The Flinger family has decided to embark upon “Going Green.” I think you’ll see that being green really isn’t as hard as Kermitt led you to believe.
1. Stop bathing your children. We are now only bathing once a week to save water, soap and the ecosystem. SMELLY FOR AMERICA! It’s written in grime across our children’s foreheads to spread the wonderful word of global consciousness.
2. Wear the same clothes more than once. I now do a quick sniff test. :: sniff sniff :: Yup! The clothing stinks less than the child! And away it gets packed in the drawer for use again. Save water, soap, the water system and energy.
3. Bonus to not bathing #2: Save on hair products! Forget Ozone-depleting Aquanet! Go enviro-friendly with your very own home-grown grease! Ponytails are held in place starting around day #3 without a wash. No gooey mess just all natural oils.
4. Go green with your food: Can’t quite make it to the meat in the fridge before it goes bad? Eat it anyway! What’s a little mold or bacteria for the human intestine? After all, there are now studies saying we’re too clean. Grow your own immune system right in your very own fridge.
5. Hug a tree.
YOU are a funny lady. See, all this time I had been going green and didn’t even know it. I feel so much better about myself!
LOVE the new design, you are SO COOL! And so is your tree hugging daughter, the cutie pie.
By supermama on 2008 04 22
And love the new look!
By AMomTwoBoys on 2008 04 22
You make me laugh.
Happy! Earth Day.
By Kerri Anne on 2008 04 22
Excellent. My kids would love you for this. They’re boys, so the dirtier the better. Keep up the `green’ work
By Paula Brett on 2008 04 22
Ha Ha Ha! I adore you and that picture!
By rachel on 2008 04 22
And here I’ve been helping the environment all along and didn’t even know it!
By Friglet on 2008 04 22
For about the last two years, I’ve been washing my hair about once a week…maybe twice if necessary. It took the previous two years or so of training the hair, but TOTALLY WORTH IT because now I can sleep in, and I don’t really mind wearing a pony tail to work if I can, you know, sleep in. NOTE: I do still shower every day, but they are much shorter with the lack of hair washing. Just to clarify.
ANYWAY, I’m currently the World’s Biggest Fan of solid shampoo (J.R. Liggett—find it at local Whole Foods or such) and solid conditioner (Lush). Huge green points for minimal packaging, plus the whole solid thing packs small AND suits airline requirements.
By Jenny L on 2008 04 22
I love your thinking Les! I do my part by only running the vacuum when absolutely necessary (all that electricity!)
That picture of LB is just too adorable…
By Marie on 2008 04 22
HA! That was hilarious! “Grow your own immune system right in your very own fridge!” Classic - will use blatant plagiarism and repeat this gem often!
And #5 is the MOST precious… THAT FACE! *faints from cuteness overload*
P.S. LOVE the updated site. For some reason it makes me want chocolate cupcakes with blue frosting though… hmmmmm.
By Katie Kat on 2008 04 23
Less bathing! woo-hooo!
I like your little rectangular trees up there on the right, by the way.
By Renee on 2008 04 23
I can do #5.
By mdvelazquez on 2008 04 24
Very entertaining, Flinger!
By themommykelly on 2008 04 24
Your little tree hugger is too cute! Way to go with getting GREEN!
By Holly on 2008 04 25
This is the best “green” post I’ve read lately. Why does everything have to be so serious (unfortunately I?m one of the boring ones), this is so much better! Girl you are awesome.
By SJSFalter on 2008 04 29