Big Kid today: Do you know 'bout Rosa Parks?
Ashley: Yes, do you?
Big Kid: Yep. She was a lady who said "I'm not sittin' where you say on da bus any more!" and she went to jail and den she got out of jail and den she dest sat where she wanted. Do you know Ruby Beatr--wait, am I finking of Junie B. Jones from da books about dat little girl? I'm not meaning to fink about her.
Ashley: I don't know. I can't think of a Ruby anyone. I do like Junie B. Jones though.
Big Kid: Do you know about Arthur Luthin King?
Ashley: Martin Luther King? Yes, I do. He did some really important things for people and helped change the way people think.
Big Kid: Yeah, I know. He was a doctor, and he had a dream, and he liked to tell eberyone 'bout his dream, and dere is a poem 'bout him, "Let freedom ring, Dr. King!" and that's why we don't have school Monday.
I started to go into the whole race thing with him, explaining that white people used to be mean to black people and the significance of the people he just mentioned, but it's all just so complicated and sounds so strange.
I'm just going to let the professionals (school) handle it. They seem to have it covered. Mostly.
In other news, we attended a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese (for Em, happy birthday Em!) and I realize that I need to revise my escape plans below to only include me and my cat. It will be way easier that way, although I will have less material for you all. We'll make it work somehow.