Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can.

Happy Inauguration Day.

I think my thoughts on today are best summarized by this story from school today.

We went to watch a part of the ceremony in the gym with the "big kids" for a few mins, because that was all the time we had. After the swearing in, when Obama began his speech, one of my 5-year-old boys stood up and put his hand over his heart, like he was about to say the Pledge of Allegiance. He stood there like that until we had to go, but I thought it was amazing that a 5-year-old would be moved like that. I told his mom, and she had tears in her eyes. I just hope that he'll be able to remember this and put it in perspective when he's older.

SOTD: Yes We Can by will.i.am and a whole bunch of other people, including my bf John Legend. I know it's old, and I heard there's a new one out today, but I still dig it.

1 comment:

Marisa said...

wow, you made me tear up, but it's not hard today. in a discussion today about everything that happened today and how it wasn't even a possibility fifty years ago, many of my second graders asked me "why would anybody not be able to be president? if they're good at it, they should do it." i love, love these kids and it makes me hopeful for the future. just thought i'd share that.
and oh yeah, i should have become a teacher years ago.