I am the first to admit that I am prone to watching more crime dramas than is probably normal, so sometimes I wonder if it shades how I see the world. Nope, actually I don’t wonder that…I know that it does. This summer LE and I were driving to see GrandmaLinda and we stopped at a Thruway rest stop to have our lunch. As we were eating a guy who I guessed might be a truck driver sat at the table right next to us. LE immediately smiled and said “Hi!” and I think she liked the fact that he had a beard like her Papa. I followed suit and smiled a greeting because I really do value common courtesy and kindness, but the longer we sat there the more I started to wonder if I should be teaching my child NOT to do that? She kept smiling at him and giggling and he honestly never did anything freakish, but it left me wondering what the more important lesson is…being a kind citizen or not talking to strangers?
This is why being a parent is hard. meh.