My Four-Year-Old Opened the Morning Paper

Migrants and refugees cross from Greece into Macedonian near the village of Idomeni, in northern Greece on September 8, 2015.
Migrants and refugees cross from Greece into Macedonian near the village of Idomeni, in northern Greece on September 8, 2015. Fresh clashes erupted between police and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, the latest flashpoint of the crisis shaking Europe as EU President Donald Tusk warned the refugee 'exodus' could last for years. AFP PHOTO /SAKIS MITROLIDIS (Photo credit should read SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Mommy, why are the soldiers spraying that thing onto those people? What is tear gas? But why are the soldiers doing that? Are those bad people? But it's not right that the soldiers are spraying them!

Mommy, look! So many people! Why are they walking? Where are they walking to? Do the little kids have to walk, too?

Mommy, mommy, that's a tiny baby! But if it was just born than why isn't he in the hospital?

Why do those people sleep in a train station? Don't they have a home? But Mommy, why in the train station? There is no bathtub at the train station. And there is no fridge. Where do they bathe? What do they eat?

Mommy, why is the little boy sleeping on the beach? Mommy, Mommy, why is the little boy sleeping on the beach? Mommy?