Boy Wonder (8): I heard Facebook is bad because it has that cyber-, cyber-, cyber- . . . what's it?
Miss M (10, bored): Cyberbullying.
Boy Wonder: Yeah! Cyberbullying. CYBERBULLYING. It's so BAD.
Miss M (drily): Let me guess, Weekly Reader?
Boy Wonder: How'd you know?
Miss M: Because they're always talking about cyberbullying in the Weekly Reader. It's cyberbullying, or icebergs melting. One or the other. They're obsessed with those two topics.
Boy Wonder: Really? Hunh.
Although I'm sure the Weekly Reader has much to offer, I love that Miss M is somewhat suspicious of its repetitive content. And I'm glad she's pointing the issue out to Boy Wonder.
Critical thinking--we all need more of that.