Law and Order
Thursday, October 11, 2012
We were stopped at a light, and I could hear Harlow trying to sound out a word. "What's that say?" she asked, pointing to a sign near the car.
"NO SOLICITING ON MEDIAN" I told her, hoping she might get interested in the billboards out her window instead.
"What does that mean?"
I explained that the homeless people that she sometimes sees on the side of the road aren't allowed to stand there to ask for money.
"What about places that don't have a sign?"
I suppose that's fine, I told her. If the place has sign, the police can arrive and give that person a ticket.
She thought for a minute.
"That makes me really mad," she said. "If I see the police, I'm gonna kick em."
I am anti civil disobedience, and my daughter gets her strong rule following streak from her rules-fetishizing mother. (You just try and cheat at Scrabble with me. TRY IT.)
But her heart is a beautiful thing.