Children Will Listen
He had found a Statue of Liberty silver dollar in my dresser. He asked about the Statue and I explained that it was a gift from France and when people come to America they see it as a symbol of the freedom and opportunity we have here.
I mentioned that our new president was going to open the statue so that people could climb up to the top and look out the crown again. Alex asked "Why can't people go up there now"?
And that's when I went on a rant about our previous president and how he'd taken the rather strange step of shutting off access to our giant symbol of freedom. I'm pretty sure I said something about fear mongering.
All this time Conner was sitting at the table putting together a puzzle, and it didn't even occur to me that he was listening.
So it appears Sondheim was right... Children will listen... And learn...