Child: “Why? It’s time for my snack.”
Dad could say: “Well son, to be honest, Mommy has cancer. She is going through treatments that cause her a lot of pain. If she makes it through this round of treatments she has a very good shot of surviving. It is more likely that Mommy is going to die very soon.”
OR Dad can say: “Because I said so son. Let your mom sleep. I’ll make your snack.”
To this I say: AAAAARRRRRHHHH!!! Ahhh. I feel better now. You dear reader may ask: Why the frustration? Because I get a posts from FDR true believers on this site who totally buy into this absurdity. For the record, it is my opinion that children are the beginning, middle and end of ‘free will’ proceeding without any relation to cause and effect. You have no way of knowing what is going to happen next. As a parent, you just hope you are strong enough to take on whatever happens and do the right thing.