The kiddos have been learning about heart health at school, and it prompted both a recitation (which I have yet to capture on video) and a “Just Say No” discussion.
You can have a healthy heart
It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Eat healthy stuff
Move around enough
Live tobacco free!
Me: Buddy, do you know what tobacco is?
Colt: It’s bad for you?
Me: Yep. It’s bad for you.
Colt: Like cigarettes?
Jeff: Right. Cigarettes and tobacco are bad for you.
*pause* We could see the wheels turning…
Colt: So, how do I tell the difference between ciga-rats and — regular rats?
I could tell the explanation was a real letdown.