Call me grumpy

This "heartwarming story" bothers me on many levels.

* If a 13-year-old can make an "award-winning" documentary on the Civil War for the Park Service, the field of public history needs to look at itself.

* It's cute if she accompanies rangers with "color commentary," but on a deeper level it casts a shadow on the adult.

* And are these parents for real? Encouraging a four-year-old's (impossible) obsession for nine years? Or is the tabloid world bending my thoughts towards the sinister?

If it's all a charade to make a tyro feel good, let's not overdo it.