Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes

We talk about lots of things in our family: politics, religion, movies, bodily functions, pets, chocolate. You name it, we probably talk about it. (Some discussions are obviously more pleasant than others). Today, my 10-year-old daughter asked me what I think the world should be like in the future. I gave her what I thought was an insightful answer. But then, I asked her the same. This was her response:

1. There should be no more gasoline or electricity. Everything should run on solar and wind power. Oh, and cars should fly. (Duh).
2. We should find a material to build houses out of that's strong, but cheap. That way, everyone could have a home.
3. All animals should have a safe home, too. Well, the domesticated ones, like dogs and cats. And the wild ones should be in the wild, not in a circus or a zoo.
4. World peace. No, really. No more wars. Enough already.
5. People would stop being mean to each other because they're a different color or gender or ability or love people differently. It shouldn't matter if you're brown or beige, move or think differently, whether you're a girl or a boy, or if you love a girl or a boy. It's just who you are. And it's cool that we're all different.

Sounds easy enough, right? So, how about we get started on this now?

What would you add to this list?

1 comment:

  1. free chocolate kiosks on every corner. She did a wonderful job of covering it all!