January 3

The Dec. 26 Politics & the Nation photo headlined “Workout included” could have been titled instead, “What’s wrong with this picture?”

Could it be that the 6-year-old is wearing cowboy boots while learning to ride a bike?  Could it be that he is not wearing a helmet? Could it be that he appears to be riding in the street? Could it be that his father is running alongside, looking at his smartphone as he takes video of the cowboy-boot-wearing, helmetless, 6-year-old novice rider?

Was this really the most representative photo of what is going on in our nation on Christmas Day, or was it a test of some kind?  

Cathy Uhrig, Reston