Maddie LOVES Barack Obama. I am not sure why.. she surely doesn't understand politics, (we are still mastering look before you enter the road) she has no idea the significance of the first Black President or the race involving women in top roles.. Nope.. She is just infatuated with the soon to be Mr. President.
Or so I thought...
Tonight while Ben was reading to us from his school Weekly Reader Madeline joined us at the table and looked on to see what he was reading about. All of the sudden she jumps up in her seat and gets all excited yelling.. LOOK! LOOK! its Barack Obama!
Ben was reading to us about Martin Luther King Jr.
So I thought about it and came to this conclusion. We live in an area that has a very low percentage of any minority, with the exception of Hispanic migrant workers in the summer pretty much all you see in the Hartville area are Caucasian people. Heck the kids are not overly interested in Old Order Amish or Mennonite people when they see them. There are only a few black families at our church, that attend the service we do, so unless their kids are the same age they don't see them in the classrooms. The don't see many others that are not Caucasian and when they do they have not noticed there is a skin color difference. Ben just realized tonight he was white and MLK JR was black.
So I conclude this.. Maddie thinks all Black men in a business suit are named Barack Obama.. I definitely want to see her watch TV Monday AND Tuesday...