While watching the news this morning I was reminded of an incident in my childhood. I set the "Way Back Machine" for circa 1950 and remembered my family talking about going to PTA meetings, and talking about, "Well Mrs so-&-so got up and made a motion about this and Mr. so-&-so made a motion that we do that." Since children did not normally go to PTA meetings (or any other 'adult' functions) I had no frame of reference and was very disappointed when I did get to attend one (I think we were putting on a short skit or something) and found that no one was actually "making motions". I had fully expected that folks would stand up and wave their arms around thus "making motions." While this was a harmless misunderstanding there is a phrase that the media is using that has me worried; "falling over the fiscal cliff". Small children may not know what fiscal means, but they do know what a cliff is. One network news program even showed a picture of a cliff as a visual aid. That misunderstanding could create a real trauma for a child. Think about the image it could leave in the imagination of a small child. Please, please don't let your kinder watch programs with an adult orientation alone. Be there for them to explain that we all aren't going to fall off a cliff. Corrected a grammatical error.