Five-year-old Joseph overheard his big brothers discussing the fact that grown-ups sometimes kiss on New Year’s Eve. His heart was quite heavy at this disturbing news, and he came to find me. Here was our discussion:
Joseph: Are you going to kiss Dad?
Joseph: Will you be wearing lipstick?
Joseph: Will you wipe it off first?
Me: I don’t know–why?
Joseph: Well, you wouldn’t want to kill him.