I've been real busy this last week. Not that you want to hear about everything I'm doing, but I've been full-steam ahead on the basement bathroom (drywalling the walls and ceiling and spackling everything), work has been exceptionally busy trying to fit in a bunch of meetings before the holiday and t-ball seems to be every night of the week (although it's just twice). Then, just when I didn't expect it, the washing machine starts acting up (looks like the pump isn't working right). Ugh!!!
Anyway, speaking of the holiday and expecting the unexpected, we had a unique exchange with Peanut Bear and Junior Bear regarding Memorial Day this week when we were getting ready for our Wednesday night t-ball game.
Peanut Bear asked, "Why do we celebrate Memorial Day?"
Mama Bear: "So we can remember all the people who have died fighting for our country."
Peanut Bear: "Well, I don't know any dead people!" (Saying it like she wouldn't be able to celebrate the holiday like everyone else).
...But wait, it gets better...
Junior Bear (jumping right in and not allowing Peanut Bear's punchline to fully sink in): "You mean, like the African Americans?"
...catching me completely off guard...
Papa Bear: "What?!"
Mama Bear: "They've been learning about the Civil War in school."
Papa Bear: "Oh. In kindergarten!!!???"
So then we had to take the time to explain all of this to them (and when I say "we" I mean Mama Bear).
...Everyone enjoy the long weekend!