This is Katie, my 10 year old neighbour. Sometimes she hangs out with me when she is not in school. She’s a lovely, lovely kid.
The last time she stayed with me, we watched a program on the suffragettes and that sparked a good discussion on the history of women’s rights.
One time we watched Queer Eye (our favourite program) and that sparked a discussion on LGBTQ rights and acceptance and tolerance towards people of all races, creeds, orientations, and religions.
We were walking to the grocery store the other day and she saw a Starbuck’s. She said, “Oh I love Starbucks” and I blurted out, “Starbucks doesn’t pay their taxes!”
“Really?!” She said.
“Yep!” said I.
Friends… you know that I bought that child a strawberry frappuccino from Starbucks because that was her favourite.
I don’t know what I taught her in that instance but I know that I love making her happy. I can see why parenting is a mine field.
(Skye loves Katie, too.)