When a Four-Year-Old Understands More Than the Grownups
"What about both or neither?"
I was walking through an airport with my kiddos. The four-year-old looked over towards the bathrooms, then stopped. His expression fell, and he looked sad.
“That’s not fair,” he said.
“What is it, sweetie?” I asked.
“How come there are bathrooms for boys and girls, but there are no bathrooms for people who are both or neither?”
He sees it. He gets it. And he made it simple to understand and talk about.
Sometimes the grown-ups are the ones making this harder than it needs to be.