Today was lovely. No school…no work…the promise of Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday cake after dinner.
Why? How do you celebrate?
Oh, right. That whole National Day of Service thing. Don’t worry, I did that too. Well. My kids did. And Alex. They cleaned up litter from our neighborhood. But I did suggest it.
Quinn came home with a piece of trash that he refused to give up. It was a page from a book that proceeded to live on my desk all afternoon. It was kind of lame because we have plenty of trash in this house without bringing in outside garbage.
I think that kid gets weirder and weirder by the minute. He goes through our recycling bin every day to find treasures. He was really stoked to find a phone book a couple of weeks ago. And he made us buy him new shoes because he says his old ones made his feet itch. See? Weird.
Huh. Wandered off there for a minute. Where was I?
Oh, right. We did some learning about MLK today, just like last year. Jack and I watched the I Have a Dream speech. I printed out a photo of MLK at Jack’s request. Jack then wandered around the house claiming to have drawn it. We talked about King, Rosa Parks, and civil rights a little throughout the course of the day. And when we were at the grocery store, we bought Martin’s birthday cake.
I’m not sure how much of our civil rights discussion made it into Quinn’s head, because while Alex was cooking dinner, Quinn asked, “When is that guy coming over?”
He meant Martin Luther King, Jr.
I think we confused Quinn a little bit this year. But there is always next year, right?
Updated to add: Okay, fine. The paragraph was about the mice at the pet store that we went to and the content of their character. That character? “Aimless.” The original paragraph was funnier.