Big Kid is home sick from school today. He's got a sniffly nose, a headache and a cough and says he was up all night. This means my morning is not going so great because little kid is much more difficult to deal with when Big Kid is home. He just loves to antagonize him (and me and the pets).
Since he's home, Big Kid will get to watch Obama's speech live. Then he's going to write one page stating how he can help our president improve our country, draw a picture of himself and Obama doing whatever it is they would do, and together we will mail it to the White House to show our support and to teach Big Kid that democracy means that you have a voice in your government and a desire to be involved, and that we're fortunate to have that privilege.
So take that, "it's not educational enough" Superintendent of Schools who is now on my shit list. Our sick day will probably end up smarter than your school day.
EDITED: Awesome that some of you are also going to do the home work with your kids. If you're able to, let's mail the home work unfolded in manila envelopes, have your child address it (if possible) and write AMERICA'S HOME WORK somewhere on the front, so maybe our small effort will be noticed and Obama will get the message that many parents understood and appreciated his message.