So I’m driving our four-year-old to daycare this morning, and she asks “why do we wear a poppy dad?”
Not wanting to get into a deep conversation about war and death at 8:30am, I said it was a symbol we wear to remind us of Remembrance Day.
Then she says: “No dad, it’s to remember all of the soldiers who fought in the war.”
And she goes on: “Some of them died, and some of the dads went to fight the battles and they didn’t come home … and the moms & kids were sad. that’s why we wear the poppy, to remember the soldiers who fought so we could be free.”