We have a lot of little things which litter our park. I don't think anyone has ever bothered to pick them up ... just let the rain wash and the wind blow. Yet, I'm a little more proactive than that.
Daddy-O and I made an announcement: we'd be paying 1 cent for every cigarette butt. Each child has a paper with their name on it, where said butts can be placed for credit.
In just two days, we're out $4.37. Not too bad when you consider it equates to 437 fewer butts on the ground.
It also doesn't help how my kids reacted with sadness when I happily announced one of our monthlies has been trying to quit smoking.
OH, and then there was the trip into town today when our youngest grabbed a cigarette butt out of the parking lot, having every intention of bringing it back home for credit. No m'am! The Office Depot has to pay for their own cleaning crew.
I do insist they wash their hands 48 times after doing this. I'm sure they don't. With the rate most of them put their hands in their mouths, they'll all have a nicotine addiction within the month. Don't act shocked when you come for a visit and all my kids are on the patch.