May 2012

Take a Cue From Caine’s Arcade

Let your child spend the summer his or her way.

Have you seen Caine’s Arcade yet? If not, you have to go and watch it now—especially if you have children. It’s only ten minutes long and you’ll be glad you did. Go ahead; I’ll wait.

Did you not love this film, and especially Caine himself? What a marvelous, inventive child! The thing is, I don’t think Caine is special. I think every child is special—and I think that every child could amaze us if we left them to their own interests and devices. Many people have written about how we can learn so much from Caine and his father, but I think the most important thing we can learn is that kids will do some pretty incredible things if we just leave them the heck alone!