Once upon a time there was a boy named Warren. A group of kids would come over to Warren’s house often to talk about fashion. Three in particular, Ricky, Susie and Nancy, would bring in an outfit and start up a conversation about the outfit. They’d talk about what colors would look best, or what changes could be made to make the outfit look better. Other kids would also chime in with their thoughts and the conversations were mostly friendly. The kids had fun.
But there was this one girl Jenny. She would come over and interrupt the conversation and start talking about other things. She called other kids names. She never really talked about the outfit that started the conversation. When Jenny started talking, it caused arguments and distracted from the conversation about fashion.
Ricky, Susie and Nancy asked Warren to keep Jenny out of the house. Warren thought that was a good idea and he did so. Most of the kids were happy and the conversations did get a lot better with Jenny out of the picture. A few of the kids were Jenny’s friends and they asked Warren to let Jenny back in, even though they everyone knew Jenny would not change her behavior.
I told this story to my elementary school daughter and asked whether Warren should let Jenny back in. Her answer was quick and unsurprising.
By the way, to make my daughter happy, Ricky and Susie got married, had babies and puppies, and they all lived happily ever after. The End.