Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Big E: Gambling For Peace

This evening I was Skyping with my folks and we were discussing the latest round of Israel versus Hamas.

Big E's ears immediately perked up.

WHAT ARE THEY FIGHTING ABOUT?  ARE THEY AT WAR?

I always try to answer his questions honestly, but without scaring him.  I explained that two different religions were fighting over their Holy Land, which included Jerusalem.  I skipped the part about the recent kidnappings and subsequent retaliation by fire.

Big E knows a little about Israel thanks to his jewish preschool, Sunday school, and PJ Library collection.  He let my explanation simmer for a few minutes.  And then, he came up with a simple solution.

MOM, WHY DON'T THEY JUST PLAY A GAME TO DECIDE WHO GETS THE LAND?

I smiled at his innocence.  If he only knew the complexity of the situation.

THEY COULD RUN A RACE OR PLAY BLACKJACK!

Forget John Kerry.  Send my kid over there and double down.

This guy plus

equals world peace.

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