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Strip: This is Flying (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #015.a

Remember, if you get sick at the airport it could be a terminal illness.

It is probably possible to draw some kind of graph that illustrates the usefulness of a kid (or anyone really) in solving a real world problem. On one axis would be a gradient of their willingness to talk to a stranger, driven either by sheer lack on inhibition or perhaps because they personal compelled to reach a solution to a problem. On the other axis would be their general capacity to understand the problem and the nitty-gritty nuances of said quandary.

Unsurprisingly there would a whole region on that graph where the helpful tot would be likely to do more harm than good… no matter how much you love them for the effort.

We hit that region on the graph more frequently these days… and I don’t really know why. A courageous little kid mashing up against the limits of her own comprehension, I suppose. As a good dad, I should applaud the effort even while I’m mopping up the mess.