A couple months back it occurred to me that my older peeps are finally old to be good trash/recycling helpers, and it's been great! We have big trash cans from the waste company and so up to this point they've been a bit on the short side to actually get the trash/recycling all the way into the receptacle. I'm a big fan of this growing thing, it makes those child workers useful for all sorts of chores they couldn't do before... :)
But, apparently, they still aren't quite big enough to make a big dent on a full recycling bin. Bentley came in today to tell me he couldn't add the recycling to the bin because it was too full. I went back out with him and instructed him to jump up and down on it to collapse it more. He didn't get very far. Light weight!