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Hi everyone, thank you for visiting my blog! Let me tell you a bit about myself. First I'm a wife then a mother of two (a 5 & 1yr old). I love to share my experiences, thoughts, ideas, questions really just about everything, lol! I want to be a positive motivation by sharing what I go through. You never know what I'll post, believe me, sometimes I blow my own mind. Having children = never a dull moment. Through it all I try to take one day at time remembering to keep breathing through it all :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

MLK... in 1st grade.

   Today my son came home and and after doing home work starts playing like nothing. Then out of the blue he starts explaining what he learned today. I was excited because normally I get, " I don't remember." So my ears got big just waiting hear what my baby had to say. Then it began, he starts to tell me about Martin Luther King Jr. & Rosa Parks. For a moment I got upset then my emotions turned to pain. I couldn't show it but all I wanted to do was hold my baby and tell him I was sorry.

   I know it may sound weird but as he was explaining and using words like white, black, jail, bus, and shot how could I not feel pain for him. Not just for him but both of my boys! We (as society) have come a long way but we haven't come full circle. There is still racism and prejudice. I know this is something my kids will learn about but I've tried to postpone it. I haven't taught my kids color because I don't want to taint them.

   I remember when I was pregnant we took him to a sibling class and we got a coloring page that had a family on it. I believe he colored it about a year old ago and when he colored it dad was black, I was yellow/peach & his brother and him were brown. He still colors us that way now, lol, I'm usually peach. Once while playing I spy, he said he spied something brown and it was his brother, lol. Kids!

  But back to what I started with. When I asked him if he thought what they (Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks) did was wrong and if they were bad people, he proudly said, "No!" I was proud of him. From the little he learned he understood that what these people did was for the good. As he gets older I know questions will come and there may be some uncomfortable discussions but they'll be necessary. My little BudBud will learn a lot sooner then I'd like but he is his brother's chicle! (Chicle is Spanish for gum.)

   I can only teach them to treat people with love and respect but ultimately it's up to him/them.  I can only pray my children keep God in their heart and be the examples God wants us to be.



  1. Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Have a nice day!

    1. Thank you!! I'm barely seeing your comment so I apologize for the late response. I do want to say thank you again and I appreciate you stopping by more then you know. :)