If you've heard Omoizele Okoawo's poem about The Giving Tree, then you know about The Ass-Kicking Tree. If you've read Charles Schultz's Peanuts strips, you know about The Kite Eating Tree. A shade tree is not just a big leafy place that shelters you from the sun in the summer time, it's also a sassy tree that's about to lay some unkind truths on you. Sit under it at your own risk.
This week, talk about what it would be like to have grown up under this cold, sassy tree.