Ever been embarrassed by the unfettered and brutal truth from the mouth of a toddler? With a fresh perspective and no inhibitions, toddlers can say whatever they want, and no adult can really deny a toddler telling the truth without digging themselves into a bigger hole. What if we could harness that power to better society?
Cookie speaking too loudly, as usual: I smell gas!
Me: No, that’s not gas.
Cookie: But it’s a bad chemical smell.
Me: There is something floating around, but it’s not gas.
Cookie speaking loud enough for the entire street to hear: It’s bad perfume!
Cookie pointing at the man in front of us: It’s him! It’s coming from him!
Me: Shhh, Cookie. Not so loud. And it’s cologne, Cookie. When men wear a fragrance, it’s called cologne.
When we caught up to the poor guy at the stop light, his face was beet red. Everyone else around us tried unsuccessfully to hide their grins. I’m guessing he’s not going to bathe himself in that bad drugstore musk in the future.