I just walked into the living room and my 8-year-old was watching television by herself. Not Spongebob. Not Disney Channel. She was enthralled by the ban on flights to Israel on Fox News. When she noticed me, she gave me a quick report of what was going on in the Middle East and wondered if anything like this had happened before.
Part of me was proud that she was taking an interest in the world. Part of me was sad that she was taking an interest in the world. Part of me was wondering when I would walk in on her watching the stock ticker with a brandy snifter in one hand and a pipe in the other.