On our trip to Manhattan last weekend, we passed by the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The sight of a huge aircraft carrier with at least 5 fighter planes on top, and a submarine beside it, was extremely exciting for SillyBilly.
I’m not sure where his interest in airplanes, cars and such has come from. Sure, he is part of a family with military affiliations — one grandpa was an Air Force Major and another taught jungle warfare in the Army — but we certainly do not focus on these things.
In fact, we try to teach non-violence. How to balance the seemingly genetically ingrained boy’s love of machines with peace and love?
Any thoughts from my 2-3 loyal readers?
And for extra credit, anyone know of a good picture book for small children about Buddha? In my attempts to expose the children to the world’s religions (not too difficult: we live near a large Hasidic community, 2 grandmothers are Christian, the next-door neighbors are Wiccan, a Buddhist nun lives in the dorm next door, etc.) I’ve found lots of bibles and Jewish holiday books, but nothing good about Gautama.