June 8, 2011 12:00 AM

Should I use logic or emotion to answer a riddle?

There is a classic riddle about a man who has to cross a river in his little boat, ferrying a goat, a wolf and a head of cabbage, one at a time. Our household is sort of like that. We have three kids and three pets, some of whom cannot safely be left alone together without someone being eaten - or at least nibbled on.

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