April 29, 2012

Sunshine Sunday - our garbageman

A few months ago we got a new garbageman.  We had to break him in so that we could be tight with him like we've been with our other ones.  He's actually the nicest guy ever.  He stops to talk to my boys.  We had cousins over on garbage day this week, so his audience was doubled.

First, there's the anticipation.  This requires a lot of jumping.


Then there's the show.  This requires extreme concentration.



Our sweet garbageman surprised us with two garbage hats this week.  He always puts our can back in our driveway, extending the arm as far as it can go so that we don't have to walk down as far to get it.  He stops to ask how the boys are doing.  He makes the boys feel so cool....and I think they do the same for him.  It's one of the highlights of our week.  I think his fan club is pretty cute.


It really is the simple, little things that make life so good.

What was the best simple, little thing in you week?  Thanks for dropping in.

31 comments:

MrsTerri said...

Thank you for sharing this!! It brings memories of my little boys flooding over me! I LOVE men like that who take the time to give great input in a kids' life!! (and the pictures are awesome!!)

Terri
www.beyond-relevance.com

Heather Green said...

This is beautiful. I love children's hearts. My girls love the garbage man, too. It's been too cold for us to go out and see the show close-up, but we almost always get a wave from our perch at the door. :) Thanks for sharing. Love this post.

Katherine said...

That is great! You should send this to his company so they know how great of a job he is doing, not just doing his job but also reaching out to people in the community! :)

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful thing. Those boys are so adorable! I remember my sister and I used to do the same thing for the mail man, something about that steering wheel being on the opposite side, the uniform and the hat. The best simple thing in my week was cuddling in pajamas with my husband at 10am talking about killer whales and sharks. Happy Sunday!

Jennifer said...

Maybe our garbage man needs an audience.... he breaks the wheels off of our can at least once a month slamming it down. It stays at the curb broken lately more than it does at our house. The upside is that I can't forget to put it out that way ;)

Tiffany said...

I seriously had to cover my mouth so I didn't bust out in a happy giggle, so dang sweet! I can not imagine how the kids will feel as teenagers looking at this. Oh my word, the little things, I'm sure it's the highlight of this guys week too. Take that Batman! I am still smiling, too cute, their faces.

Anonymous said...

Wowwww!!! My garbagemen aren't so nice! :)

The best simple thing in my week was my boyfriend bringing me a red rose, cut from his garden... loved it.. :)
Cecilia

Megan B said...

This is so sweet. My son got all excited once when the recycling man waved to him. I don't know what he'd do if the guy gave him a hat! And we also have the type of garbage truck with the cool hook to lift the can. A friend was over with his son on garbage day once and he and his son were completely mesmerized by the hook!

Cheryl said...

What a fun post for all garbage truck fans everywhere! Thank you for the sweetness!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, garbage day with the garbage man brings back such wonderful memories. We has a lot of little kids on our block when mine were small so garbage day was the best. They would all meet outside, hurdle together at about 10:00 a.m. And wait. Other neighbors would come out to watch the kids when the truck would arrive. It was classic. Enjoy it, cuz that stuff goes by sooo fast.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot said...

Omg this is the cutest thing ever!

Leigh Anne said...

That is sooo hilarious!! We live in the country so we don't have a garbage man, but I so wish we did, cuz my lil men would LOVE it!

McKenzie @ Girl Loves Glam said...

That is the cutest! I admit I have never really paid attention to my garbage man before. Maybe I should! This seems pretty entertaining!

The Miller Five said...

The picture of the four of them watching the truck is priceless. Too cute. You guys need to come to our house. We have a recycling program AND our trash is taken out twice a week. That's right THREE shows per week! It is awesome!!

Emily S. said...

That's a great idea!!

Emily S. said...

This is too precious! My three year old would get along perfectly with your boys. He too LOVES the garbage truck!

Hot Mess Housewife said...

Oh my goodness, that is so cute. What a fun little weekly tradition for the boys and the garbageman!

Katie Leipprandt said...

Love this!!

Stacy P. said...

So cute!
And the best thing of my week was rescuing an awesome lab from the animal shelter! He was dumped by some person for unknown reasons in a rural area. He has allergies, but those are taken care of with meds. He's now living a super happy life with my bff in Arkansas. I live in GA, so my kids and I drove 5 hrs (each way) today to meet up with her and her family to do the official "doggie handoff!" He was so excited and so were they. Made my heart happy. :) Almost as happy as your fan club makes your garbage man!

Stacy P. said...

So cute!
And the best thing of my week was rescuing an awesome lab from the animal shelter! He was dumped by some person for unknown reasons in a rural area. He has allergies, but those are taken care of with meds. He's now living a super happy life with my bff in Arkansas. I live in GA, so my kids and I drove 5 hrs (each way) today to meet up with her and her family to do the official "doggie handoff!" He was so excited and so were they. Made my heart happy. :) Almost as happy as your fan club makes your garbage man!

Jen said...

Um seriously cute! It's the little things in life right?

Erika said...

Cute! Love the documentation of the event.

Yumeko said...

this is one of the sweetest things i have seen in a while

Connie Babe said...

That is so sweet. Your boys HAVE to make his week. Bless their hearts...

~ko said...

Awww so cute! We have a garbage truck love over here too :) So much so my oldest had a garbage truck themed birthday last year! I think my tykes would have fainted from the excitement of receiving those hats! How cool :)

Colleen said...

My boy gets excited about "hometown heroes," too. Unfortunately for him, our city uses trash pickup as forced community service for prisoners of the state. So yeah, not gonna encourage a relationship with our friendly local felons. Is it weird to be slightly envious of your garbage man?

WillyJacks said...

I love the cousin's "loosen your tie" t-shirt! Any way you could give us a tutorial on that one?? Thank you, dear!

Andrea said...

My husband works for WM although he doesn't pick up garbage he picks up yard waste tree limbs,leaves etc. He did once tell me he loves to see the kids wave and get so excited to see him. So just so you know your garbage man probably enjoys your kids just as much as your kids enjoy him!

Stephanie Krohn said...

Love this! I thought we were the only people who were nice to garbage men :o) All the other moms I know warn their children not to talk to garbage men. We wave and say hi/thank you. We don't have the automatic arm machines yet, so the guys actually have to pick up our cans. They have been bringing our cans right up to the house lately. It pays to be nice to people.

Kimberly T. said...

That is just the cutest post! Too bad our garbage man comes between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. or I'm sure my boys would love to be watching him, too.

Meegin said...

I put this on my FB status about a month ago. It's like the highlight of their week. We have 3 trash cans (trash, greens, recycle), so we get 3 visits on trash day. The first truck is an alarm clock to them and they burst out of their beds as if it were Christmas! I love their excitement!

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