Thursday, January 22, 2009

President Obama visits preschool

Before the inauguration...

BOY: Guess who came to school today?

JCK: Who?

BOY: Barack Obama

Giggles and smiles from GIRL, and BOY's parents.

BOY: Guys, I'm serious.

More smiles and laughter.


JCK: OK, BOY. Was Barack Obama there for snack?

BOY: Yes, he BROUGHT the snack.

JCK: Oh, really... What did he bring?

BOY: Cookies.


BOY: John McCain was there, too. Oh...he brought a very baaaad snack.

JCK: What did he bring?

BOY: Worms.


During the inauguration...

BOY: I liked seeing...WHAT was his name, Mommy?

JCK: President Bush.

BOY: Oh, yeah. I liked seeing President Bush fly away in his helicopter.


After the inauguration...

In the YMCA locker room...

BOY to a young girl: I voted for Barack Obama. Who did you vote for?

The young girl: I didn't vote, but my parents voted for John McCain.

BOY: But....he didn't win.


A heartfelt thank you to whoever nominated me for BlogHer of the week. I got a lovely email notification from Lisa Stone on Tuesday saying that they had chosen me. There are so many amazing writers throughout the BlogHer network! I was stunned and honored to be the one chosen for my piece on feminism and motherhood!

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Angeline said...

*clap clap clap*
you definitely deserve to have that badge!

Oh my! I laughed so loud when I saw "Worms"....

Jen said...


I think we were all relieved when he flew away in the helicopter!

phd in yogurtry said...

Congrats, blogher captain!
And those are some of the cutest "kids say the darndest things" I've read to date!

And I totally believe McCain brought worms!

My Name Is Cat said...

It was a lovely sight, Boy, to see him fly back to Texas where he belongs.

painted maypole said...


and your boy rocks

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Did McCain bring fried or raw worms?

And? Congratulations JCK!!!

Ginaagain said...

Congratulations! You deserve that award!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Congratulations--that's almost as good as President Obama bringing you cookies!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

That is some cute boy you have there.

blognut said...

Congratulation to you on your very well deserved awared.

I love your Boy. He's wise beyond his years.

Manic Mommy said...

Next time President Obama visits, have BOY invite him to your house for cocktails.

J, you deserved the award. Your piece spoke so clearly to me - and it sounds like a whole lot of other bloggers. You really should think about submitting to be published.

Mrs. G. said...

I was happy to see President Bush fly away in his helicopter too.

pasadenapio said...

Milk and cookies all around!

happygeek said...

Your writing is awesome. You really deserve it!

flutter said...

I am SO proud of you.

Nora said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats! (This should count as one of your pubs, no?) :-)

Janet said...

Boy is quite correct - it was truly lovely to see Bush flying back to Texas. And, praise be, McCain did NOT win.

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