He Really Cares

Me: “Here, throw this away.”

Danger Monkey, age 9: (reads the box) “No way! That’s recyclable!”

Me: “Sure, but it’s smeared with a ton of food. No one is going to wash that just so we can recycle it.”

DM: “I will.”

Me: “Really? You will?”

DM: “It’s good for the environment, which you don’t care about.”

DM: (washes box and recycles it)

Me: “You win. You care more about the environment than I do.”