A young woman in the hospital lobby was having trouble getting her son, about four, to mind what she said. She is deathly skinny, slightly Goth - the boy in profane black T-shirt, already hyperkinetic. "Don't walk on your tiptoes! Heels first!"
Seems like misplaced priorities. At a minimum, what in the world is inappropriate about a four-year-old boy experimenting with different ways of walking just because they are fun, and he is sick of sitting still in a hospital lobby? A waste of energy to get him to stop that.