Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Explaining evil to kids, like the terrorism in India
This is an AP photo of the Taj Hotel, a Mumbai landmark, burning. The news about the terrorism today has been horrifying and sickening; my thoughts and prayers are with the people there.
I'm glad my kids aren't ready to hear about things like this, and that I don't yet have to explain evils like terrorism to them. Back on 9/11, I remember thinking "I am so glad I don't have kids." I could just mourn without having to hide it.
Someday, obviously, I will have that "There are bad people in this world who do bad things" conversation. Actually, if I do have that talk with Max, it'll be good, in a way, because it would mean that he understands conceptual things like evil. Sigh.