Monday, January 17, 2011

I Have a Dream

It's 11:00 and my daughter is still sleeping.   Can you believe it!  But, I'm not going to disturb her because on regular school days, she get's up at 4:30 a.m. to study the scriptures at Seminary.  Plus, last night she stayed up late to go marauding with Eden and Haley.

Claire deserves to sleep in once in a while -- even if Matt thinks it's crazy.   (You may recall, he's an Early Bird, and he just doesn't get why anyone would want to sleep in when they could be out riding bikes or getting something accomplished at the crack of dawn.)

Have a great Martin Luther King Day.  I'll be purging closets (something I hate) and going to the movies to see The Green Hornet (my reward).

I hope you will take the time to listen to Dr. King's speech "I Have a Dream" with your family today.   I was not very old when this took place, but I can still remember sitting in my living room watching this speech on our black and white television.  I want my children to see it -- the hundreds of people marching through D.C. to fight for rights.   It was powerful then, and it's powerful now.

Post Script: I am so dreading the pay back that's coming for the midnight marauders. They hit the same house twice in two days. And the T.P. damage was bad. Really bad.

Post Post Script:   Two great books about Civil Rights -- Four Spirits, and The Help.


LibraryGirl62 said...

I enjoyed the day too-I drive my best friends daughters from Seminary to school every am-and I am not a Member :) Loved the sleep in time!

cathycan said...

read your comment on Salon! I am 55 and think maybe we midlife mo mom bloggers need to find a way to cash in on the phenom! ; )
Keep blogging!

cathycan said...

me again. Just went back further and read some of your older posts! I can relate! I'll be back!

Eve said...

Thank you for posting that video. People can be so blase about this holiday, it is refreshing to see some sincerity about this important day.

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I’m a morning person as well but 4:30am, now that’s early! I thought starting my day at 6:30 was early but your little one has me beat. That takes dedication. :o)

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”