I have this box of things from when I was little that contain things that I was saving for my daughter (if I had one). I have treasures that I have collected over the years including Precious Moments figurines, really nice snow globes and a fantastic Music Box. Since I am not having any more children I have decided to send these treasures to my niece. I know she will love them and treat them just right. This part of my up-cycling efforts makes me happy.
Teaching a newly 3 year old boy about reducing, reusing, recycling and up-cycling isn't all that easy. He has a love for the moon and the planet so I tell him it helps the moon and the planet to stay healthy. He seems to get that part of it. I guess, for now, that is all that matters.