Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Bashing Piñatas -

At the park...

I was walking the dogs around the neighborhood park when I noticed a little kid's birthday party, and the most barbaric ritual. 

The adults had strung up Winnie the Pooh. The beloved icon of childhood swung in the breeze and smiled down innocently at the kids - the same kids who had often snuggled with their Pooh Bears and drifted off to slumber feeling safe and contented. Now they were being directed to whack Winnie with a stick.

I walked on thinking how confusing this must be for little kids. Farther down the path I saw some children giving a terrible beating to Sponge Bob.