Rules Are For (Other) Little People

Move over, Mike Bloomberg: the carbon-neutral torch of the nanny state has been passed to a new generation. Meet six-year-old Thalia Gerloff. According to the New York Post:

Thalia Gerloff is on a mission to ban flavored moo juice, plastic wrap and Styrofoam trays from her Brooklyn Heights school — and she’s only 6!

“I saw kids pouring chocolate milk in their cereal and realized it wasn’t good,” the PS 8 first-grader said. “It’s not healthy.”

Last month, the young gadfly gave principal Seth Phillips a handwritten letter decrying the sweetened milk and the plastic wrapping on breakfast muffins.

So far, so precocious. But this detail suggests that she’s got a long and rich future ahead of her:

“It was the proudest moment of her life,” said mom Liz Gumbinner, who pens the blog Mom-101. “It’s awesome to learn as a 6-year-old that you have a voice. That if you care about something, you can go out and change it.”

Still, she admits her pint-sized protester eats ice cream and would eat gummi bears for breakfast if she could. “It’s a strange dichotomy on what she thinks is right,” Gumbinner said.

Like environmental and lifestyle scolds Al Gore and Paul Krugman in their palaces, like Mike Bloomberg illegally running his helicopter, young Ms Gerloff has figured out early that telling other people how to live their lives doesn’t mean having to follow that same advice yourself.
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One Response to Rules Are For (Other) Little People

  1. Steve at the Pub says:

    Yeah! And at 8 years old it’d all be her own carefully thought out & unprompted opinion.
    Anyone taking bets that little Gracie’s opinions just happen to be 100% those of her mother’s?
    What chance Ms Thalia Gerloff, sans mamere, would be out of her depth in about 10 seconds, if she had to defend her opinions in debate?

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