When
· Teens
· · 2010
· · · January
· · · · 20 (3 entries)

Leaf Compacting With Children · It’s like this: You’re out in the yard, rak­ing up the leaves that you didn’t get to last fal­l, pil­ing ’em in­to the big yard-waste bin, and the 3½-year-old is wan­der­ing around pre­tend­ing to help. Pret­ty soon the bin will be look­ing full while there are still lots of dead leaves that need to go in. Here’s what you do: You hoist the child up in the air and an­nounce “You’re a squish­er! Straight legs!” Then use the kid like a pile-driver to make room in the bin. Up-down up-down; the leaves com­pact amaz­ing­ly and the child is squeal­ing with glee. The on­ly down­side is that for the rest of the day, you’ll be hear­ing “Leaves need squish­ing again, Daddy?” ap­prox­i­mate­ly ev­ery 45 sec­ond­s.
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