Monday, January 16, 2006

And the dream is slowly coming true....

While (seemingly) the world is off today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our little part of the world had school. Dh's school had school today so they could have next Monday and Tuesday off to join in the National Right to Life March in Washington D.C. So, when dh has school, we do too!

Now, I wasn't too hard on them -- just a bit of table time (which String Bean loved as she got to use her new math and phonics workbooks she got this past weekend as she'd already finished CHC's Letter Practice for Little People and Number Practice for Little People) and lots of cuddling on the couch to read fairy tales, El Cid (almost done with this one) and Farmer Giles of Ham.

We also chatted about MLK. Lego Maniac asked if he wasn't that Black president who got killed. I explained, no he wasn't a president but he tried to get everyone to understand that all kids should be able to play together. Lego Maniac's response "well, duh! Why should it matter what color they are?" As long as they're boys and can ride bikes or play soccer, Lego Maniac will move heaven and earth to play with them. He was incensed when he found out a white man killed MLK just because of his skin color. Of course, Lego Maniac's best friends two boys and a girl who are black....

Slowly, ever so slowly, MLK's dream is coming true .... at least in our part of the world.

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