I am reading this week’s People Magazine (because I believe in keeping up with the news, y’all) and one little part asks celebrities what book they are currently reading to their kids.
Here is Sarah Jessica Parker’s response:
She is reading For Every Child, a Better World (a United Nations publication).
” It’s the cold hard facts [about world poverty]. We’ve read it every night for weeks, and he still asks, ‘Why don’t those children have what they need?’ ” says Parker about son James Wilkie, 4.
I suppose her four year old could be smarter and more socially conscious than any other four year old I’ve ever met, but I doubt it.
I actually have a four year old, and he’s a smart little bugger, and I can’t see hitting him over the head for WEEKS on end, EVERY night, with the cold hard facts about children starving.
Maybe next they could start a book about clubbing baby seals. It could be a picture book!
I believe in being truthful with your kids about the state of the world, really I do. But good googly moogly, give the kid a break.
Ok, enough with that.
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