I was floored when this little child showed me the bird he had carved. I had been working on little birds all week, and he, like all the kids, watched me from time to time. But I never expected any of them to imitate me so directly. It was flattering, sure, but what really struck my heart was the depth of observation and emulation required. It's almost overwhelming to think about. If this little boy made this bird after watching me for a handful of minutes here and there, consider what else he's absorbing throughout his days. If we want healthy children, we better get our sh** together.