Taking care of children is basically an excuse to hypothesize and test your theories of child-development. In the care and feeding of children we all get to have a PhD in Bullshit. So here are my most recent findings:
1. Children’s winter wear is less for warmth and more for padding.
2. Four year-olds are like 16th century Christians, they only can measure time in terms of High Holy Days (Christmas, their birthdays, their half-birthdays etc.)
3. Four year-olds are incapable of empathy, they will only do things in order to get something they want or avoid something they don’t want. This is also the definition of psychopaths.
(My sampling is mostly limited to four year-olds right now).