“Isaac’s being a jerk,” my seven year-old, Isaiah, says about his older brother. They have been sledding over new-fallen snow.
“Why do you say that?”
“Because he keeps knocking me off my sled.”
“Why do you think he does that?” I ask. I’ve been trying to help my children consider how sometimes they incite one another.
“Because he’s evil.”
“My sisters pregnant I can’t wait to find out if im gonna be an aunt or uncle,” is what the girl tweeted. By the time I saw a screenshot of her words, they had traveled pretty widely. What an idiot, people said. Glad I’m not that stupid. I thought the same things. [Read more…]