Kickass, the doorstop dog, and the keeper want to talk to the 5th and 6th graders today since they have unfortunately been dragged into the muck of leadership we must one-day hand off to them. There is a new book out with quotes from White House insiders saying the president is an “idiot” and has the understanding of a 5th or 6th grader.
To lump those two things together—idiot and the understanding of a 5th or 6th grader, that is about as insulting as it could get; and right here and now, a heartfelt apology is extended from the adult community, the one that tends to more or less think of you in those years between toddler and teenager as less troublesome and often downright wonderful.
Now as you 5th and 6th graders glory in the start of a new school year, we adults promise to respect you for what you are–our best hope for keeping the world together, blending your innocence with decency and compassion and putting greed in its place. Also, we all wish we were back there with you because being a 5th or 6th grader may, in some respects, be about as good as life gets!