Today I asked my son some questions, and he gave me his usual short and sweet answers, but I feel that they also rang true. They are surprisingly insightful if you really think about the deeper meaning.
The Q & A
- Two politicians are arguing about really important for our country. One of them says something really mean about the other one. What should they do to solve the problem? They should have a time-out.
- Should people be mean to their pets? No! Time-out again!
- Should people throw their trash on the ground at the beach? No! We should throw them out of the beach!
- How do you make people happy? Hugs and kisses and being helpful
- How should we treat people that we meet? We should be nice to people so they’ll be happy
The Insightful Meaning
See things through my son’s eyes. Everyone should just be nice to each other. How do you solve problems? Take a timeout when you need it, help each other out, and be nice so everyone will stay happy. Isn’t that the truth? We forget it as adults sometimes, especially when we’re trying to solve big problems, but in his eyes, it’s simple. And yeah, maybe those politician should take a timeout when they say mean things to each other. After all, we’ve got big problems to solve, and shouldn’t we just focus on the problem, not the person?
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Have you ever had any insightful words come from your children?