The day of the roundheads has come and gone.
"Mommy, what's wrong with that boy over there?"
Now, Derksus. What has mommy told you about staring?
"That it's not polite."
That's right. It's not polite to stare.
"But Mommy, his head is so ..."
I know, dear. I know. You see, a long long time ago, people had round heads. And while most of us now have square heads, there are still some recessive genes in the pool and, well, sometimes they're just born that way.
"He looks sad."
Well, that's probably because people stare at him wherever he goes.
"I think maybe it's the way his mouth follows the curve of his face rather than being naturally pulled into a smile like on our square faces. It's so weird!"
Perhaps, dear. But we must learn to be accepting of all people, regardless of their head shape.
"I'm going to go see if he wants to play."
OK, dear. But nothing that requires a helmet. Run along now.