The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Tuesday, 12 September 2006]

A special day

Andrea enjoys eating snacks in front of the TV, but alas that particular activity is restricted to special days.

(It is not banned, since mommy and daddy will eat popcorn or chips in front of the TV every once in a while, and we want to keep her from understanding the full unfairness of life until she’s a bit older. No doubt school will drill that lesson home.)

So today she asked if she could have a snack in front of the TV.

“No, you’ll have to eat at the table.”

“But why?”

“Because we only snack in front of the TV on special days.”

“But … but I’m a special girl!

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