My kids' emotions are more complex than their ability to express them, so sometimes we have to tell them that new-age parental cliché, “Use your words!”
Yesterday in the car,the J-man, z-man and I were listening to a news report about the U.S. Army. J-man pounded me with questions about the Army. It got philosphical.
“Why do armies fight eachother?” he asked. I couldn't think of a good response that he could understand so I answered, “They fight because sometimes people don't want to share things.” He looked puzzled.
He responded, “Why don't the use their words?” to which I had an even lamer response, silence.