MLK Conversation
January 21st, 2008 by Sonja

“Mom, can I call PlusOneFriend and see if he can play today?  I’ve finished my Latin.”

Mom, distracted by writing a draft of a letter to the board of the hockey club about the atrocious behavior of the opposing team this weekend (but that’s another blog-post):  “Sure …. ”

“Good, what’s his number”

“Oh … no … wait a minute.  You can’t.  In an hour, you’re going with Dad to pick up LightGirl from her sleepover then the two of you have to pick up that trashdump you call a playroom.”

heavy sigh, stomping … muttering

“I thought Martin Luther King Day was about freedom!”

parental grinning and smirking …

“No, Martin Luther King Day is about justice.”

“Well, I’m not going to have any justice if I’m locked up in the playroom all day!!!!”  stomp stomp stomp

6 Responses  
  • Jarred writes:
    January 21st, 200810:56 amat

    *giggles* Poor guy.

  • Sonja writes:
    January 21st, 200811:00 amat

    poor guy nuthin’ … I nearly lost my foot retrieving my afghan from the playroom sofa last night. The place is a certifiable disaster area, requiring a health warning.;)

    hehehe … but you can believe this will be a great springboard for conversation over dinner tonight about justice, freedom and what we need to have those things. It’s all a teachable moment …

  • Jarred writes:
    January 21st, 200811:05 amat

    *nods* I agree about it being a teachable moment. And hey, I think the boy is pretty bright just for making the comment he did, even if it doesn’t really fly.

    And what can I say? This is why I make a better “fun uncle” than I would a responsible parent. 😉

  • kievasfargo writes:
    January 21st, 20089:21 pmat

    I’ve had those conversations, and M is only six!

  • writes:
    January 25th, 20085:00 amat

    sounds a fairly familiar conversation!

  • Ravine of Light » MLK Conversation and then some writes:
    January 25th, 20083:25 pmat

    […] other day I retold the story of a conversation between LightBoy and I about the difference between freedom and justice.  He’s still mulling that over.  In the […]

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