My almost-four-year-old knows we are in a drought.  At least she has heard me say it enough times that the term itself has started to register.

“Turn off that hose, we are in a drought!”

“No, I’m not going to fill the tub for you again, baby, California is in a drought.”

But, as all parents of toddlers can attest to, it can be extremely difficult for young kids to wrap their budding brains around certain intangible concepts that seem, well, “wider than the ocean, deeper than the sea.”  Especially when your routine playground backdrop is the entire San Francisco Bay and looks like all the water in the world to the eyes of my two tots. (Read the rest)