Last night, while we were driving to my mother's, I was listening to All Things Considered. I enjoy that show but rarely get to hear it because I'm usually at home when it's on, wrangling babies. If there's one thing I know, it's that trying to listen to NPR while small children are around is a Very Bad Idea.
Last night, though, the kids were quiet for an entire five minutes and I got to listen to the story on Congress and the Senate's approval of the FISA bill. The host was talking about the bill a bit. Uncharacteristically for me, I wasn't swearing or throwing things at the radio. I just listened. Apparently, so did O. The report ended and she said, "Pfft. And here I thought America was a free country. Now they're going to be able to read emails and listen to phone conversations whenever they want."
I love my kid. I love that she got it, that I didn't have to explain anything to her, that she listened and drew her own conclusion on the report.