As Remembrance Day approaches I feel grateful.
Explaining war to a 3 year old is just one of the many oxymoronic leap frogs of parenting.
My Dad fought in WWII and my Uncle died in it,
so for me, it's a significant day.
This year I found myself spontaneously going with:
"Remembrance Day is about feeling grateful
for others who have fought for peace,
so we don't have to."
Fighting for peace...
the dichotomies stagger the imagination-
but a three year old is very accepting!
Wait till she's eight !
So I made some poppies