Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King Day

Today was Martin Luther King Day. It's "semi" holiday - official institutions and public schools were close, but other offices and the stores were open as usual. The kids learn in school about this day - and it was really interesting to hear the Daughter tell us about Martin Luther King and why he was important - I was impressed - she had nailed the most important parts of the story.

But sometimes it's not easy to remember names and persons... When I was preparing this blog post and looked for a video of his famous speech on YouTube - she came up behind me by the computer when I was looking at the clip below and said "Look! There he is mom! Lightning McQueen, just like we talked about in school".

Not too easy to keep long names like "Martin Luther King" (important character in US history) and Lightning McQueen (funny character in the movie Cars) apart when you're five.


Amerikanen said...

Hahaha - that´s adorable!!!! My daughter alway emphasises the Junior in his name since I always skip it. It is, Martin Luther King JUNIOR, mom!!!!

Ally said...

For as long as I live, I will never forget this story. Classic!

JaCal said...

Anna - well, my daughter obviously has a while until she can correct me on the "jr" part - haha!

Ally - it's really funny - I told her kindergartner teacher today when I delivered snack (the Daughter was home sick) and she laughed so hard - I'm sure that story will go around the school... ;-)

Ally said...

I had to call and tell my mom about Luke's latest funny story and between that one and yours about MLK Jr. and Disney's favorite car, I thought she was going to pass out from lack of oxygen, she laughed so hard.

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