Kids are real. You don't get a lot of social niceties or phoniness from them. Most of the time, you get honesty, straight undiluted honesty. And the way they see the world is clearer somehow. They don't complicate things the way the rest of us do. They tell it like it is (or at least the way they see it) and sometimes it gives us a clarity and a surprising amount of depth to the way we see the world around us.