I love kid logic. I was telling my pre-teen daughter about the Navy SEALS (having just finished Lone Survivor), and I mentioned the incredible physical strength and mental stamina the men had. “And the women….” she prompted me. “Nope,” I said. “No women.” She stared at me. “But don’t the men get lonely?” That’s a giggle right there.
I didn’t mention that, when they’re at home, SEALS probably aren’t hurting for female company. However, she did totally get it when I explained that the Navy is not going to compromise the mission by pretending that women are as strong as men or that their biology enables them to function equally in primitive, hostile, dangerous surroundings.