Tales From the City

What kids hear

A serious conversation with a 9-year-old.

My 9-year-old son recently slept over at his grandparents’ house. After my father-in-law clicked off the light, he heard a serious voice say, “Papa, can I ask you something?”

“Sure, buddy. What do you need?”

My son paused for moment. “Why don’t people like Obamacare?”

Janine Queenin



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