A Conversation Yesterday Between Mother and (Five-Year-Old) Daughter:
“Stop whining, please.“
“I’m not whining. I’m just talking. And by the way, I know my rights, Mommy! Whining is not against the law!”
“Maybe not, but it’s against my rules. So stop.”
“The law beats your rules, Mommy! And by the way, I wasn’t even whining in the first place!”
Sigh. She says she doesn’t want to be a lawyer like her parents because “law is boring.” But her fate may be written. And now, I’m off to investigate why they are apparently teaching constitutional law in her pre-k class. Given that I believe that sometimes, a kid's ignorance = a parent's bliss, I sure wasn’t the one who informed her of her First Amendment rights!