During our calendar time today, I told my first-graders that grown-ups have to pay their taxes today.
"What are taxes?" they all wanted to know.
"Taxes are money we pay to the President and his business so we can have things like nice roads, schools, and other stuff, " I said.
Then the question of the hour from one very curious little girl:
"Okay, so do I need to send my money right to the President or can I just take it to the bank?"
Oh, darling, if only it were that easy!