This is something I wanted to post today, but did not feel that it warranted inclusion within a regular Sunday Funnies column.
These are not the best of times right now folks. I know that every generation can point to "their moment", whether it be the Great Depression, World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, the Oil Boom/Bust...
Well, I think the pattern is well established by now.
The point I am trying to make is that while we adults worry about the present and the future, so do our children.
Not just whether or not they will pass the next math test or what grade they will receive on their last homework assignment, but how the things that affect us adults will affect them.
Now unfortunately I do not have the rights to reprint it here, but if your local newspaper does not carry it amongst the other comic strips, I urge you to surf the web and find today's (February 1, 2009) installment of Baldo by Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos. Gracie asks her father about life and his answer is pretty heart felt.
It may not be the most realistic response to the question, but children have enough problems being children as it is without having to worry about the things we do.