I was walking by one of the Family Promise transitional houses last week. Sitting on the back stoop were a young girl and her older brother. She was holding a rope. I said hello and she said “Hi. You have to be quiet. We’re trapping rabbits.” Sure enough, the rope led to a stick, which propped up a box, which was over a pile of shredded lettuce.
That’s what children should be doing instead of worrying about where they’ll sleep the next night. They should be free to imagine and create and express. Free to trap rabbits. Cool.