Bob and I have worked hard to expose the girls to characters from history, good characters in stories, and just plain people of character. We long ago banned Rugrats from our television screen, and along with them a slew of popular culture characters whose naughtiness is supposed to be cute. I love that Addy is obsessed with Laura Ingalls and interested in Johnny Appleseed.
Right now two sisters, also the children of careful parents, are here playing. One got bored with their activity, so she said, “Let’s play Helen Keller!” Another asked the third, “Can we play Helen Keller?”
They ran upstairs shouting, “Can I be Helen?”