I have had the news on most of the day and will certainly watch all day tomorrow but I wanted to share one of the most promissing thing I noticed about this presidency...and it's historical impact; Andrew has no idea it is historic! And that is a good thing. A year ago when I was pondering studying MLK day I thought...why? Andrew would no more think that someone with a different skin color is 'different / less capable' than he would someone with blue or green eyes! And he is a very visual child. He will shout out things such as...You're fat! and Go back to China (to someone who is Asian) but it is only an observation and not a judgement. So while we were reading a small book about Barack Obama today, Andrew truly thought that African American thought that his dad was from Africa and his mom from American. (I guess I'm a German Englander?? and DH is Scandinavian so what does that make Andrew????)
There are those that say we need to know history so that we don't repeat it....but I think that the fact that Andrew doesn't even KNOW there IS a special histrorical perspective shows promise in itself. So I am sure we will study history in this area at some point- but now we will just get excited about a fresh start.