He loves trash. If only my greatest desires were so simple.

It’s been well documented that my daughter despises litter.

My son, on the other hand, loves trash. He will grab a roll of paper towels and tear off one sheet at a time so that he can throw it away, calling out, “Trash! Trash!” as he does so.


It can be slightly annoying when you find something like your 401K statement or a dishtowel in the trashcan, but in those moments when you need him to occupy himself, a pile of scrap paper is like gold.