I'd like to share one of my favorite memories of a conversation I had with a child. I was talking to a 3rd grade boy about how he was getting along with his older sister who was pregnant and living with him. This was our conversation:
Me: So, how are things going with your sister living with you?
Boy: Not good.
Me: No? How come?
Boy: (with a very intense look) Because she's a bitch.
Me: Ah, you're not supposed to say that.
Boy: Well, it's true.
Me: (trying not to laugh) Oh, boy.
Boy: Please don't ever get pregnant.
Boy: Because your husband will end up hating you.
Did I mention that we were sitting in a school library while we were having this conversation? This kid is amazing. If he was older, we'd be really good friends. He made me laugh and see the world from a different perspective. He is honest and real and a person I truly admire.