What would the world be like if the children were in charge?
Daughter (hereinafter known as ‘Daughter’) and her five-year-old daughter (5YO) were discussing a mutual acquaintance.
“He always gets mad,” 5YO said. “He shouts at people and throws stuff. I don’t like it.”
“It is hard to be around people who lose their tempers,” Daughter agreed. “They make us uncomfortable.”
Both looked over at their husband/father seated nearby.
“Does Daddy ever get angry or make you uncomfortable?”
5YO shook her head. “He never gets mad. He just says, “Oh, my goodness!”
Daughter nodded. “We like to be around Daddy, don’t we?”
“Yup.” 5YO nodded. Then she got thoughtful. “Even though he does burp and toot a lot!”
Tooting over shouting.
She does have a point.