When your 4-year-old child asks if he can take a toy with him on the trip to the grocery store, should you say:
b) Let me see which toy you want to bring with you in order to judge whether or not said toy is a good “travel toy.”
c) Sure buddy, whatever you want, just hurry up, OK?
If your answer is a – you’re mean.
If your answer is b – you’re smart.
If your answer is c – you’ll find yourself mortified when you discover that your child has chosen marbles as his toy to bring to the grocery store and has given new meaning to “clean-up on aisle 5”
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