"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"
"It's sad that people had to die just so they couldn't boss us around anymore."
~Nate, age 6
I'm pretty sure I am ill equipped to cover the history discussions in this house any further. I hate that my child is grown up enough to know that war exists and that war equals death. The good news is that I am far more upset by the whole thing than he is. It reminds me of the time a few years ago when he was in preschool and told me the story of proclaiming his love to a little girl in his class, only to have her bash him in the head with her lunchbox. I was crushed. My attempts to quell what I assumed was his broken heart, were met with stoicism, "Actually, Mom, she just hates me."
Clearly, I learn much more slowly than he does.