Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour And My Kids

I’ve seen Earth Hour infomercial on my kids’ favorite cartoon channel since last week.

I asked them if they would like to join in switching off the lights for one hour today at exactly 8:30-9:30 pm. I expected the usual, “Why?” or “What is that for?” And so I explained global warming in the simplest way I can and they eventually got the idea and said yes.

But I was doubtful. Can they make it? Can I trust their yes? Can they last an hour in the dark or in just a flickering light from a candle?

I was wrong. Since their Daddy was there to supply jokes, stories and antics, that one hour were just like thirty minutes for us. There were occasional asking, “Is it 9:30 already?” or “How many more minutes?” but the laughter and shrieks just echoed in the dark dining area and made our participation in this event more enjoyable.

Here’s how my kids did their share in saving Mommy Earth:
"Is it my 5th birthday today again?"
"I can make a rabbit, or is it?"
Can you read my hands? 6-0 minutes is equal to one hour!
One hour of bonding time with Mommy and Daddy!

When we turned on the TV and watched the program about Earth Hour and the simultaneous switching on the lights (after an hour) on different malls nationwide, I overheard Gabby say, "I love you, Mother Earth!"

One thing I admire and love about my kids is they have compassion at an early age. They easily take pity on stray cats and dogs, and even on kids living in the streets. So explaining about the sad plight of Mommy Earth is as easy as switching off the lights come sleep time! :)

16 comments:

Sera Melinda said...

Hi,
Thanks for voting earth.
I did it too :)
Guess u and the kids had fun & ur kids have learned something about global warming, good job! :D

Marianus said...

earth hour for a better life

SASSY MOM said...

Isn't it great, our kids being excited about Earth Hour? My kids nga were doing the countdown for me.

katherine said...

Good for you. Your kids participate the earth day. my kid and niece were crying when i told them that i will turn off the lights for just one hour...hahaha

eds said...

napanood ko sa TFC yan Earth Hour.. Wonder why they dont have it here? was it because parang prepaid ang electricity dito? alam mo un parang niloloadan hehe .. sana meron din niyan sa atin para maminimie ang gamit ng kuryente ...

Mom of Four said...

Great kids you have Elizabeth, I admire you and your hubby for raising such behaved children. Always remember, the characteristics of the children reflect on the parents. Hehehe, meet my children and you can see how noisy they are, but they are good kids.

payatot said...

hi po, mabuti pa kayo naka join sa earth hour na yan..ako naman kase nalimutan ko ang araw, akala ko kahapon, friday pa lang kaya ayun nung maalala ko e 11pm na kagabi..ang sama ano?

Chris said...

applaud.. you really have great kids!

Reena said...

nice. it's not just an hour for the earth, but also bonding time with the family.

check out my post. we had family bonding too! :)

chubskulit said...

That's very good Mom Beth.. I'm back hehehe.. thanks for the visits and comments..

john said...

They are what they are because you trained them in early age..

HalfCrazy said...

Hi there!

I knew of Earth Hour through some blogs! I saw one ad on the TV and that's it, haha! It's cool to know that a lot of people participated, a lot care so much for the planet. So if someone starts to make a law regarding electricity, people would abide by it. Once a month is good! After all, it's only for an hour!

Your kids are so cute! You're a great Mom for letting them know why you're shutting the lights off and your kids are awesome because they are compassionate! Wish they grow like that!

Oh by the way, our household participated in Earth Hour too! :) I think more people are aware of it than lase year.

Much Love,

niko said...

ow wow!!! am so proud of ur kids too beth..


naku di kami nakajoin :( we were at my MIL's last saturday night..

Enchie said...

It sure is a good 1 hour, sana nga next year mas matagal, anyway, we're doing it for our planet :)

Petit said...

i really admire your way of blogging about your children. gives me a lot of moral lessons on mommying too. i've been following you since i started blogger last month and i say you really are a cool mom. keep it up.

Twinkie said...

Hats off to you and your family. :)