Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kids in the dumpster?

So being as we live in married student housing, there are more than just adults at said complex.
There's babies, infants, toddlers, and even a few grade school children.
Our favorite kiddos to watch are these 2 black kids that live in our court.
The boy is probably 7-8 and the girl is probably 5-6.
They ride their scooters like nobody's business around the sidewalks.
The brother usually tries to crash into his sister.
We may have laughed when we witnessed it.

The other day Alex and I came home from some errand and we saw the little black boy positioning himself between the trash dumpster and the recycling dumpster.
I was like, "what is he doing?!"
Then, he reached in the recycling dumpster and pulled out a large tupperware that I, yes myself, personally put in there only hours before.
It had no top, it was starting to yellow, and just not too useful anymore so I threw it in there earlier that day.
I seriously couldn't believe it, I was laughing so hard.
Alex couldn't figure out why I thought it was so funny, until I told them that was our tupperware.
Then he had a good laugh as well.
The little boy hopped down and ran.
We saw him show his sister and who knows what they did with it.
Then on sunday while Alex and I were throwing the baseball back and forth, the little girl had a cardboard box (which she dumpster dove for) in her hand.
Alex asked her what she was going to do with it.
She said, "Play with my brother."
She said it in such a "duhh...what else would I do with it?" tone in her voice.
I guess the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure" really is true.
Alex and I tried to think about all they could possibly be playing with the cardboard box and plastic tupperware.

My personal favs were train cars and space shuttles.
Maybe I should go dumpster dive in the recycling dumpster...


Brooke Elyse said...

love that y'all play catch... love baseball.