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.
K: Bubby, we are going to watch the in-ag-urrrr-vation.
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?