I don’t know who you are and it certainly takes me long enough to find your comments, but really, why? Can’t you just join us and talk?
Yes, I’m pretty conservative. Yes, I drive a gigantic car. Give me an affordable alternative that will reasonably hold 4 6’+ men, their 5′ brother and mother and all their gear + a couple of additional scouts and their gear. Yeah, it’s not a mini-van. This is a season-of-life vehicle. As much as we enjoy filling up the monster gas tank, we will eventually move to smaller, more efficient vehicles as the boys move out of the house. In the meantime, we’re sucking it up and I suggest you do the same.
But . . . we also buy 60% of our stuff “recycled.” We compost. We garden. We encourage bees. We cook from scratch 90% of the time. If Mike had his way, we’d be making our own beer and wine. And we do this because it makes sense, not because someone told us to do it or, worse, forced us to do it.
We are responsible people. Period. We are responsible for our kids and their behavior, their education and their general well-being. We are responsible for ourselves and our behavior and we do not knowingly ever do anything to hurt someone else. We’re even responsible for our planet in a way that makes sense for a family of six with ties to their community.
What are you doing Anonymous? Why in the world are you visiting my blog? I have a hard time believing we have anything in common. I might be wrong. Are you and your four children traveling your city (Orlando, Houston, Montgomery) via public transportation? How are you getting those groceries home? How is the scouting program working out for you? Are you chipping in for the parents driving your kids to the activities you cannot – in their minivans or SUV’s? Or are you offering rebates to the parents who allow their kids to ride in your car?
I do not mind you posting dissenting opinions here, but please be a real person. Really, even when you are disagreeing, you are welcome here. The anonymous thing is so lame, though. If you’re not interested in joining us, move on. There are lots of places where you’ll find good environmental and/or political discussions. Here are two to get you started – I read them both every morning: