This was an actual conversation that just took place at bedtime. I was trying to explore bullying and feelings / emotions with my kids. I’ve clearly got some work to do.
Me: (finishing story about the ugly duckling) “why do you think the duckling was sad?”
5yo: “Because everyone was mean and calling him ugly“
Me: “Yes. True. Some people might call you ugly one day. How would you react to that?”
5yo: “Punch them!“
3yo: “Kill them!“