I'm gonna say yay. This came to me, oh, about four years ago. I had a little distaste for the current pres and my very impressionable children must have heard me on the phone, or when people were over or crying in my sleep and picked up on it. To the point that I had them at the pool at our club and we came home and Chase's eyes were very red and Rachel said, "Chase, your eyes are so red." To which he replied very solemnly with all the wisdom of a five year old, "Yes....Bush put to much chlorine in the pool." Oh, how I laughed. Marc didn't think it was quite as funny. He told me I couldn't brainwash them. I thought, oh yes I can, they're so young and willing to learn, if not now, when?
So there were a few things I decided to go with while their brains were still pliable. Good things, be polite. Ask anyone, they are polite kids. And be kind, over everything else, be a kind person. Kind they are. It's easier to be nice to the mean kid then mean to the mean kid but do stand up for yourself. So see, good things. I also taught them at a very young age what being gay meant cause they have a gay uncle. Where's Uncle Mark's girlfriend was gonna get old quick. I also taught them it doesn't matter if you are gay or not gay, black or white, fat or skinny, young or old, happy or sad, Jewish or Catholic, rich or poor, smart or dumb, we are all people and all people have feelings and to respect them. We don't make fun of other people or take cheap shots at them at any time, you know during a speech or at a sporting event or anywhere, or try to make someone feel bad about who they are. It's to bad a lot of adults don't understand this. What a nicer world it would be.