When the story of the Lorax started playing, I thought it would be a good lesson in conservation, pollution and the environment. The Lorax tells the story of the Onceler who cuts down all of the Truffula trees to make Thneeds. He ends up running out of trees and all of the animals leave the area.
When the story ended, I asked Sweet Pea what she thought of it.
She said, "I know what I want to do. I want to grow a Truffula tree."
"That's a good idea.", I said.
"So I can cut it down to take just a little of the Truffula fur to make a pillow case.", she stated.
I answered, "That's just what the Onceler did. What about all the Barbaloots that had to leave their homes?"
"I would only take a little fur.", she answered. "And I would grow a lot of trees but only cut one down."
I'm glad the message sunk in, even if just a little.