l was for LOVE, dr. martin LUTHER king jr, LOOK, LIGHT and it was a lovely way to ease back into preschool.
perhaps the sweetest moment was baby LUKE visiting with his big sister.
it was only a few years ago that the big sister was the new baby for show and tell:
we started our conversations about the work and legacy of dr. king.
this is the first year i didn’t offer the explanation of race as why the young martin luther king couldn’t go to certain restaurants, parks, schools.
i don’t know if it was right or not, i just know i looked at them as i started telling the stories and i couldn’t. i couldn’t stand the idea that i might utter words they hadn’t heard before that could instill fear or a lack of worth.
so instead, i spoke the words of what is worth fighting for, of what is decent and just. i spoke the words of what has been granted in part thanks to the work of dr king: the right for ALL people to show up and be treated justly and with respect and dignity. and that no matter what they hear on the news or from others in power, all people have this right.
and as true as the air, it seems they KNOW this to be true.
we had unseasonably warm weather that made it easy to spend time outside, including our show and tell time!