As my friend Melinda would say: “Well, this was a week.”
It was a week indeed. Our country has taken a “throw all the passengers around in the truck bed” turn, and I pray with all my heart no one falls out.
If you know me, you probably already know our new leader isn’t the one of my choice. But Democracy goes on. Now, instead of my candidate against yours, we’re back to our non-election cycle routine of my idea against yours. That’s how this works, after all. One would hope we can keep civility to it. The past decade or so has been hard on that. But it is still the give and take and back and forth that makes this country great.
Of the many memes and links flying around the Internet this week, one theme kept appearing that intrigued me. “What do we tell our children?” Now, I am not by any means a child development specialist, and my own daughter is well past any noticeable response to my direction. (Although I will say I am quite proud of her reasoning and articulation this past week, not to mention backbone.)
Anyway – to those looking for parenting advice in these interesting times, here is my amateur input: Continue reading