My sister-in-law Marcia (who we call Auntie M) got my son Ari a super cool tee shirt with a peace symbol – the kind with a hand making a peace sign. (Thanks Auntie M!)
I explained to Ari that this was a “peace symbol.” Then I realized that I needed to explain to my two and a half year old what peace was all about.
I told him peace was a feeling of happiness mixed with quiet.
Because my son is young (he’s now 3), he mostly knows happiness as something mixed with LOUD – something which is high-energy and adrenaline-fueling.
When my son’s happy [...]