Secondly, we weren't told what the "used water bottle" would be utilized for when it was requested. Had I known I would have dug deep into the recycling pile for plastics that contain NO recycled materials and are thick - like space shuttle window glass thick. Instead, I sent Lucy into this art/science project with a bottle from the Costco water. They pride themselves on the fastness in which their plastic breaks down.
Sadly, the emulsion bottle will likely be 'lost' while she's at school today. I hope this isn't heartbreaking. However, getting rid of it will also be a challenge as you can't simply dump a cup of oil down the drain. I think perhaps the gravel garden on the far side of our house will have a sparkle to it for a while. Sorry Mother Earth, day care hates you.
Before we left for the park, Lucy and I walked down to the neighborhood picnic to say hello to the neighbors. I suppose we should have made that our only activity for the night, after all I am the one who is sad we don't know the neighbors better, but in spite of what you think you know about me, I'm nervous about the walk up to newish people and chat scenario. I'm the illusive "omnivert" an extrovert with introvert traits. That's for a different post.
The fire department was at the party and Lucy met her first official fire fighter, who was kind enough to give her a sticker even though she was hiding behind my legs. I will miss that stage when it's over. She knew the truck was exciting and wanted her picture taken, but was sure to tell me that it isn't a toy. She knows a lot of things now.