Government Talk

“When will the government stop forcing people to wear masks?” Klara asked me in the park today, and I almost choked on my Perrier.

I am absolutely 100% sure she didn’t hear the word “government” or this entire idea at home. We don’t watch TV around her unless it’s my telenovela. If we want to discuss politics, we speak in Russian where “government” sounds completely different.

I was not planning on discussing the concept of government with her for the next few years, so I was unprepared.

5 thoughts on “Government Talk”

  1. “I was not planning on discussing the concept of government with her for the next few years”

    Well, that ship has sailed. You can make your plans but you’re no longer the only (or maybe even most authoritative) source of information about the world.
    What I remember from childhood is that information from other children carried far more weight than anything parents or teachers said in the short term (the long term is another question or course).

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      1. Life happens, and kids have big ears. I’ve been constantly on the phone with a friend the last few days while they agonize over the teenager drama in their house. Aaaaand…. now I’m gonna have to find a way to talk to my kids about contraceptives… (sigh). Had not planned on doing that for a couple more years. Oh, well.

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