The silver-lining to being house-bound for about three weeks with my daughters, is that we three have had quite a bit of time to really and truly get to know each other lately.
We've had time to share laughs, thermometers, kleenex, and occasionally daytime television together along with our ever evolving varieties of colds and flu. Type A, to be exact.
What was extra fascinating was that for the first time since having children I no longer found we had to indulge anyone their share of the Disney Channel -- nope, what everyone's channel of choice was, amazingly CNN. Even when I found it to be too much news overkill for kids to see. But, they were interested in this world which they will soon inherit.
Then tonight, as Piers Morgan was talking about guns, my older child said her two biggest surprises (from famous faces) in 2012 was how much she ended up respecting and admiring Chris Christie and Piers Morgan. She said she never expected that to happen.
What she said (or croaked) was "They're blunt. Blunt about what's right. I respect that."
What's taking our leaders and government so long to want this, too?