Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ah, History

At the breakfast table, we watch a BrainPop video on the Civil Rights movement that alludes to the Brown vs. Board of Education case. I ask who can explain Brown vs. Board, since we learned about it recently. Eliza authoritatively chirps right up.

"Well, the browns had to ride a bus to a school that was far away, while the whites got to go to a school nearby."


Oh, and a couple weeks ago I got this question -- also at the breakfast table, also from She Who Likes To Know the Answers:

"Wait. Mom [serious hazel eyes; cogs of mental wheels clearly spinning despite the threads of doubt working their way in], were you alive during Paul Revere's famous ride?"

That girl o'mine. There are times when I could just eat her up with a spoon.


  1. Heeee!!!

    (How was it, by the way? Paul Revere's ride, I mean- was it really how they portray it in the books? Beings that you were there and all...)

    1. Hardly a mom is now alive
      Who remembers that night in '75 ...

      But my girl sure is lucky!
      Because let me tell you, it was AWESOME.
      Chilly, though.