I was taking the boys to school this morning as usual in the auto, when a screaming ambulance overtook us and sped away. I thought this was a good opportunity to teach the boys empathy for one’s fellow humans and gratitude for the good health we take for granted, and said , “Here we are comfortably traveling to school when a very sick person lies in pain and fear in that ambulance.”
My older boy shot back: “But, Appa, the ambulance may be empty. It may be going to pick up the patient.”
My jaw dropped.
The lesson was on me! 🙂
(The photo was taken at a wedding.)