Last night when we were putting Brother to bed, we asked what his favorite part of the day was. He told us that it was painting at school. They painted a cherry tree picture and talked about George Washington and Abe Lincoln, in honor of President’s Day.
We asked if they talked about the tree and he told us that it was just a tree. Duh.
We asked if they talked about George Washington and a light clicked on for him.
“YES! Yes, we did!”
“Who was he? Did he do anything special?”
He thought for a moment.
“Yes. He won a race. There was a race and he was the winner. AND, he got a dollar and a penny for it.”
He also told us that one day he wants to win a race and get a dollar and penny. I think that’s his way of saying that he wants to be president someday.
There you go folks, that’s your history lesson for today. Stay tuned and maybe he’ll tell you the real story behind St. Patrick’s Day.