Anand: [says something ridiculous, then asks Kavya] What do you think?

Kavya: Mommy, what should I say?

Me: Well, you could change the subject. There’s a saying,”If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

Anand: Yes! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that.

Me: Well, he said many great things —

Kavya: Like, I have a dream!

Me: Yes, and other things, but I don’t think he said —

Anand: Actually, he said: If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough!

Me: I like that, but I’m still not sure he —

Anand: Yes! And at the end of his videos, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. always says, “All right, everybody dance!”

I stopped trying to correct him at that point, because I want to live in a world where Dr. King is making YouTube videos and encouraging us all to dance.

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