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.

BOY: GUYS!!! I'M SERIOUS!

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

BOY: Yes, he BROUGHT the snack.

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

BOY: Cookies.

Then....

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

JCK: What did he bring?

BOY: Worms.

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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.

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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.

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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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17 comments:

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

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

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  2. Congrats!

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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. Did McCain bring fried or raw worms?

    And? Congratulations JCK!!!

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  6. Congratulations! You deserve that award!

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

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  8. Congratulations!
    That is some cute boy you have there.

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  9. Congratulation to you on your very well deserved awared.

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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. Congrats!
    Your writing is awesome. You really deserve it!

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

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  14. 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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