Thursday, October 23, 2008

Kids are Smart

"I want Barack Obama.  I think it would be a better way.  I don't want to go to being poor, like you don't have enough money for food and stuff."

"Yeah, I think Barack would give us more money."

"What's this economic thing they're talking about?"

"John McCain thinks he understands economics better than Barack Obama."

"I doubt that."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


A few weeks ago we were talking about Martin's name, and his two namesakes, his Dad and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  I think it came up because we'd heard part of the "I Have a Dream" speech on the radio on the way home - it was the day Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech.  Martin had studied Dr. King in school last year (the above photos were from a project booklet he made), and he said "Oh, I know all about the 'I Have a Dream' speech."  

We asked Martin to describe Dr. King's dream and he said: "His dream was that one day his children would not be judged by the color of their skin."  It took me by such surprise that I nearly cried.  

The kid wants Barack Obama to be our next president.  

If you could change the world, what would you do?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Then and Now

December 2005:

September 2008:

Game ball!

Thanks, Uncle Donald