Friday, February 26, 2016
Carolina just lost a top tooth, one of her bicuspids. She was running down the hallway and I was walking out of the bathroom, and her mouth ran into one of my hands. She felt a small pain and then realized she swallowed her loose tooth!
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
"What was something new you learned today?"
"Mommy, I learned about an important lady. She was a slave and then she had an Underground Railroad. I forget her name."
"Yes! That's her."
"Do you know what a slave is?"
"A slave is someone who is owned."
"Do you know what that means?"
"It means you are someone's property. You work for that person. That person paid for you. You can not leave. You work all the time, every day. You don't get paid."
"Mommy, that's bad. That is a terrible idea."
"And you can't live with your family. If the person who bought you wants to sell your mom or brother or grandmom, they do. And then you never see that family member again."
"It's good we don't have slavery ANYWHERE anymore."
"Well, it does still exist."
"Well, not here! Mr. Lincoln took care of that."
This mother-daughter moment, overly simplified for a six year old, brought to you courtesy of Black History Month.