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Brendan's Corner -- Kid-Friendly Mutually Assured Destruction

Prompt: "Explain mutually assured destruction to a second grader."


Hmm…mutually assured destruction? Where’d you hear about that? On the bus? Figures.

Alright, mutually assured destruction. MAD. Hmm. Actually, that’s a good way to describe it!


So you know when your mom and I spend a lot of hours just kind of sitting on either side of the living room, not really looking at each other or saying anything? Well kid, it’s kind of like that.


But instead of the possibility of total nuclear holocaust, it’s our deep, abiding fear of f—messing you up. In some ways, you’re the atomic bomb threatening to cause untold death and destruction! Pretty neat, huh kiddo?


-- Brendan Chambers, November 2020


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