In The Eyes Of A Child

With our grandson staying here overnight, I naturally avoided the news on TV. However, he asked to watch a cartoon this morning, and while scrolling numerous channels to try to find what he wanted, I momentarily clicked on the channel BBC NEWS 24.

Of course, it was about the situation in Ukraine, and a live report from Kiev.

I flicked off more or less immediately, but he had already noticed it.

Turning to me, he said this.

“The world is going to be broken. I don’t want to live here when the world is broken, so I am going to live in Space with mummy and daddy. I like the idea of living in space, as I can float around”.

He is 7 years old.

56 thoughts on “In The Eyes Of A Child

  1. Indeed, your grandson has interesting thoughts, Pete! I think some of our politicans had the same ideas, not far in the past. But actually there is no ark available. However this actual situation must be terrible for children and youngsters. At first the virus, and now after nearly three years a war in Europe. ;-/ xx Michael

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    1. His childish dream of Space at least stopped him worrying about what is happening today. I didn’t have the heart to disillusion him.
      Best wishes, Pete.
      (I found this comment in my Trash folder)

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  2. Hi Pete, the younger generation are very concerned about the state of the world from climate change, to overpopulation, to hostilities. Gen Z kids are suffering from high rates of depression and even suicide. It is very sad. Even the Gen Alpha (your grandson) are aware of these issues as your grandie has demonstrated. I see it with my 9 year old niece too.

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    1. My step-daughter rarely watches any news, so I am guessing it must be being talked about at his school, or by friends and neighbours popping into their house. His naive idea that we could all escape into space (including their dog, and Ollie) was very touching.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Children see and understand. They also ‘see’ the negative with optimism and hope. Really. Your grandson’s words are just what I would expect him to say. Isn’t it wonderful?

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    1. He sees salvation in outer space without considering the obstacles to that. I certainly was not about to disillusion him. I asked if we could bring Ollie, and he said we would need to keep him on his dog-lead to stop him floating around inside. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. While it kind of seems like Nirvana, the only problem with moving “to space” is that the same a–h—s that are here will go there and screw that up, too. Too bad the folks who promote hatred can’t all be gathered up and taken to a point in the middle of the Atlantic or Pacific (or some active volcano) and dumped. Maybe then we could have a clean start, with love and positivity. It’s very sad. People claim to want peace on earth, etc., but, if they REALLY did, we’d have it by now.

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    1. He saw Space travel as our salvation, but didn’t realise we are still such a long way from that being possible for families. It was a very interesting conversation, Peggy.
      Best wishes, Pet.

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    1. His vision of life on board a spaceship was very detailed. He said we would have to attach a string to Ollie’s poos, so they didn’t float away and make a mess inside. 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete..

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    1. I didn’t want to disillusion him about the chance of living in space, so we talked about taking out pet dogs instead.
      Best wishes, Pete.
      (I found this in my Trash folder.)

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