You can learn quite a bit about a country based on the way it tucks its children into bed.
I thought about this recently while trying to fall asleep on a plane to Moscow. I wasn’t particularly successful, so instead I nestled into the cramped seat and watched the animated children’s cartoons on offer through half-closed eyes. One, called the “Amorous Crow,” was about a crow who flew around the forest getting the animals to fall in love with her and discarding them one by one. In it, a rabbit, a fox, and a bear all fall in love with the crow in turn, get heartbroken, and console each other.