Monday, December 22, 2008

Penguin Pond

I yielded to the temptation of one made-in-China, pink-flamingo type decoration for Christmas this year. Maggy has been drawn to penguins since she could walk. I admit, if she'd been attracted to something less cute, I might not have encouraged it as much as I have.

These little guys are about eight inches tall and that's a string of regular christmas tree lights around them giving the illusion of a skating pond. We definitely got our $10 worth of pleasure from them but I feel guilty about the inappropriate use of plastic.


Leendaluu said...

aaaah. but if you use it year after year, it's not so's like the amortization of plastic.

Mary Ann said...

Ah, yes. I wouldn't get nearly as many uses from a renewable resource penguin group - say, for example, paper.

The future is in plastic! Just think if I use it every day! The amortization surely depends on what the meaning of the word "use" is.