I talked to my 5 year old granddaughter tonight. Madisyn is in kindergarten. I asked what she learned in school today. Remember that Madisyn understands the importance we place on education since both her Grammy and her Grande are long-time educators. Madisyn's few words just summed up my feelings about the last two days!
Me: What did you learn in school today, Madisyn?
Madisyn: We have a new President...and his name is Obama...and we got to watch a movie about him!
Me: Did you get to watch the inauguration on tv?
Madisyn: Yeah, it was cool!
Me: Good, baby! Did you celebrate a birthday yesterday? Did your teacher tell you who had a birthday yesterday?
Madisyn: Martin Luther King Jr!
Me: What did you learn about Martin Luther King Jr?
Madisyn: Well, a long, long time ago...way back in the sixties...(yes, she did say that!)...there was this guy named Martin Luther King Jr...and back then, the blacks had to stay with the blacks...and the whites had to stay with the whites...and Martin Luther King Jr. came along and made this deal with some people...and now, blacks can be with whites...and whites can be with blacks...and everybody can be with everybody!
Me: So what do the last two day mean to you, Madisyn?
Madisyn: It means you can be whoever you want to be!
Out of the mouth of babes. I couldn't have said it better, baby!