>I recently read an article (one of many) on the impact of consumer culture on children:

According to Susan Linn of the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, writing in State of the World 2010 (www.worldwatch.org), commercialization is undermining kids’ futures by eliminating playtime. Creative play, of the unstructured, child-directed, make-believe variety, is important for childhood development, so much so that it is a guaranteed right in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.

So I figure, the painting cancels out the Thomas the Tank Engine t-shirt he’s wearing under that smock….

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