19 January 2009

Inauguration

Thought I would share with you one of the many conversations that took place around our house today.

Kirstyn: What is after bed again?
Me: We are going to go to mommy's meeting (weight watchers) and then we are going to come home and watch the inauguration.
K: What is an in-ag-ra-vation?
Me: Another subject, tomorrow is the inauguration.
K: What is that?
Me: We get a new president and he gets to move into the White House.
K: Why? (said whining...tears forming)
Me: Because it is someone else's turn. You can only be president for 4 or 8 years.
K: But I liked the other one...
Me: Did you know the other one's name.
K: No, but I don't like it when people have to move.
Me: It is okay. I'm sure President Bush is excited about his new home in Texas.
K: Are we getting a girl?
Me: No, not this time.
K: Bubby, we are getting a new president, but its not a girl.
James: OH.
K: Bubby, we are going to watch the in-ag-urrrr-vation.
J: OH.

So, will you be watching tomorrow? I am going to poke around some blogs to see if anyone has good teaching crafts and activities for me to do with my kids tomorrow. No matter who you voted for, tomorrow is a great teaching opportunity!

I remember watching the first President Bush being sworn in on tv at school. I was also at the Arkansas Governors mansion for President Clinton's second election party. Then in college, I stayed up all night long waiting to see if Bush or Gore would be elected. What political moments stand out in your mind?

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9 comments:

Kami said...

I love K's questions and how she explained it all to J at the end. So sweet.

I am not into politics AT ALL. Canadian or otherwise. I probably should be but here they are all the same. And none of them very good IMHO

:)

Elaine A. said...

I will be watching in between dropping the kids at school and going grocery shopping. It's a pretty historical "in-ag-urrr-vation!" ; )

Jaimee said...

I am a news freak...I've watched all of the big political events since I can remember!!

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

So so so cute. I'm watching and my daughter (5) and I have talked about it quite a bit. I'm recording a lot of it so she can watch it when she gets home from school.

blueviolet said...

It's definitely a good teaching opportunity!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Oh I LOVED listening in on that conversation!

And yes it is a GREAT teaching moment. :)

NateAndJakesMom said...

I love that you are introducing your children to politics/current events. Maybe one day you will able to answer yes to the "is it a girl" question.
The political moment that stands out in my mind was the attempted assassination of President Regan. I remember thinking, "Why would anyone want to be President?" Heck, I still think that!

Thanks for reading my post and the sweet comment!

Stacie said...

that is too cute!

Connie said...

Sorry I got here late, but I wrote a post about what to do with your children for the "in-ag-urrrr-vation". Maybe you can do some of them later this week too. Enjoy!