On Good Guys and Bad Guys

I believe that my daughter Anya, who just turned five, may turn out to be a philosopher. (I know, there isn’t much money in philosophy, but the thought does warm my heart.) I base this suspicion on something she said the other night while she, I, and her six-year-old brother Solomon were setting up for a massive Playmobil battle. She was building a castle out of blocks and Solomon was arranging the Playmobil knights and pirates. The three of us were deciding who was going to play “the bad guys” and who would play “the good guys.”

That’s when Anya asked her excellent question: “Do ‘bad guys’ call ‘good guys’ ‘bad guys?'”

Doesn’t this look like the face of a philosopher?

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egretman

Solomon is philosopher only in name
Little Anya is better at playing that game
As a father try to keep it in perspective
Try to stay at least a little bit objective
One kid may be classically brilliant
One may go on to make light bulbs resilient
But even if they be of your very own genes
And you provide for them within your means
That doesn't mean you get all of the credit
Maybe your wife is the genius, get it?

bmc

That is sound perspective; children are the best.

MM01

The face of Saddam Hussein pops out in my mind. I guess he believed he was a good guy, in the almost same sense as good guys believe they are good guys. And what was your answer, Stephen?

shtikl

Beautiful picture. She seems more like a dancer than a philosopher to me. A dancing philosopher maybe.

BTW: How old is the picture? Is it spring where you are? (Guessing from the petals on the ground.)

rafe

Alternate title for this post:

The Wisdom of Solomon's Sister

Princess Leia

It actually looks like your face! :-)

egretman

Solomon is philosopher only in name
Little Anya is better at playing that game
As a father try to keep it in perspective
Try to stay at least a little bit objective
One kid may be classically brilliant
One may go on to make light bulbs resilient
But even if they be of your very own genes
And you provide for them within your means
That doesn't mean you get all of the credit
Maybe your wife is the genius, get it?

bmc

That is sound perspective; children are the best.

MM01

The face of Saddam Hussein pops out in my mind. I guess he believed he was a good guy, in the almost same sense as good guys believe they are good guys. And what was your answer, Stephen?

shtikl

Beautiful picture. She seems more like a dancer than a philosopher to me. A dancing philosopher maybe.

BTW: How old is the picture? Is it spring where you are? (Guessing from the petals on the ground.)

rafe

Alternate title for this post:

The Wisdom of Solomon's Sister

Princess Leia

It actually looks like your face! :-)