I found the solution to world peace today. From the back seat of my van, of all places.
As we were driving today, enjoying our last school-free day together, out of the blue Luke says, "Mom, I wish people didn't have to shoot each other."
Luke: "You know, like in the army. It's so sad that they have to have wars and kill each other. I wish they could just talk about their problems instead of shooting."
(From a boy who will make a gun out of a tree branch.)
Me: "Yes, honey, me too."
Luke: "If I were President Obama, I'd tell the people to stop having wars and just talk about their problems."
Me: "Well, President Obama might say that but there might be other world leaders who say no, they don't want to talk, they want to fight."
Luke: "Oh. That's sad."
Me: "Yes, honey, it is."
Luke: "Well if I were President Obama and I said that and people still wanted to fight, I STILL wouldn't fight."
Me: "You wouldn't? Well, how would you protect your country from the guys who DID want to fight?"
Luke: "I'd just say, 'If you don't want to talk about our problems, then let's wrestle. Whoever gets wrestled down to the ground loses.' And we wouldn't have any more wars!!"
He was so proud of his solution. SO. Proud.
So Mr. President.... how are your wrestling skills???!!!