posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 08:35 AM
President Obama. How very cool.
I watched quite a bit of the ceremonies yesterday, and taped them on my DVR so I might watch them again. Pretty cool stuff. I watched and laughed when
there was a flub of the swear in (Not on Obamas part.).
My son came home from school, and we proceeded to play with his action figures. He's into Spiderman, and Batman, and has more than a couple action
figures for both.
After about an hour of playing I said "Dude? You want to see something cool?"
"History Little Dude."
"Yep. You are living history today!"
"Here let me show you." I said as I rewound the tape. I started it with Aretha Franklin belting out 'My Country Tis Of Thee'.
"Daddy! We sing that song in school!"
"Very cool L'il Dude!"
Then we watched and watched. His attention diverted here and there. Then the actual swear in.
"Stand up L'il Dude."
"I don't want to Daddy."
"STAND UP." He did. "L'il Dude I want you to watch this. This is a moment in history which you are living."
"See him?" I said as I ponted to Obama.
"He is the first black man EVER to be the President Of The United States."
"Is that good Daddy?"
"Dude. It's great!"
"Because he's a good man. I believe in him. He has courage."
"He did what many said couldn't be done."
"Because he's cool."
"Because he's black Daddy?"
"Not exactly Buddy."
"Then why did you say he's the 1st black man."
"Because he is the first. This is history."
"Charles is black too, right?" Charles is one of his best friends.
"Yes Charles is black."
"Is Charles cool too?"
"Do you think so?"
"Yep. He's my friend."
"Then he is uber cool L'il Dude."
"Will Charles be President?"
"Maybe so, L'il Dude, maybe so."
"Can I tell Miss Lindsay I saw History?" Miss Lindsay is his Kindergarten teacher.
"You bet! And you can tell your children, and your grandchildren that you watched it."
"Is that cool Daddy?"
"Super cool! Not as cool as you, but pretty close!"
"OK Daddy. Can we play action figures now?"
"I'm going to be Spiderman, and you be Doc Ock, OK?"
"You got it Buddy. Give me a hug."
I received my hug, then we proceeded to play."
"I like history!"
"Me too, little Dude. Me too."