What is the best way to destroy a cynic? No. Not the passing cynic the. I mean the hardcore “Oh, no! Two women love me. They’re both gorgeous and sexy. My wallet’s too small for my fifties, and my diamond shoes are too tight!” cynic? You make them look at a child in the eye. The longer the better. Probably before the kid starts screaming,”Mommy help me!! This crazy lady is trying to kidnap me.” Yeah. You should definitely stick to looking kids whose parents know and trust you in the eye. But I digress. Children have an unbelievely powerful weapon to kill your cynicism. Their cuteness factor, even those brats who scream bloody murder, of disarming you. Even of your deepest, darkest insecurities. You can finally trust again.
So? Play with them. Startle them. Twirl them. Race with them. Dance with them. Watch movies with them. Introduce them to sugar, ice-cream, chocolates, balloons, footballs, basketballs. Pick them up, throw them in the air, remember to catch them. Let them give you their frosty nose stare, let them assess you. Show them horrific ways to terrorize their parents.
The more time you spend with a kid, the less cynical you get. And being less cynical is Awesome!