Dear Mom and Dad,
I know I’m only three, but I wanted to remind you of some things you taught me in preparation for preschool. I’ve been listening to the news lately–I’m in the room, you know! With all of the political division and vitriolic public discourse, it looks like you adults could use your own advice.
So, here it is…
- Use your inside voice: I get in trouble when I use my outside voice inside. Yet everyone is screaming at each other and talking over one another. Stop it.
- No hitting: Your “no hitting” rule is about not being a bully or not being mean. By asking me how I feel, you’ve made me see that hitting is a reaction to primal fear or jealousy. I assumed that by adulthood you’d grow out of that, right?
- Play nice with the other children: I’m supposed to share. If someone cries I’m supposed to comfort them. What is your favorite phrase? ”To have friends you have to be a friend.” You didn’t call it being politically correct. You called it being nice.
And, one more thing, please stop saying that the politicians are acting like children. Because, honestly, your parents taught you better than that.