Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. - A childs version

This evening, we had the following conversation with Kaylee (who is 4yrs old):

Kaylee: "Hey mom, Martin Lucas King Junior died."
Me: "Yes Kaylee, Martin Luther King Jr. did die."
Kaylee: " I know, that's what I said." "Martin Lucas King Junior died... and he was a king... and did you know what?"
Me: "What?"
Kaylee: "He was a brown king...with brown skin... and he died because we don't have school."
Me: "Well, Kaylee, he's wasn't really a king, that's his last name - like you have a last name."
Kaylee: "No mom, his name is Martin Lucas King because he IS a king.. and he died and that's why we don't have school."

I couldn't argue with that! ;)

Our conversation went on but I thought it was pretty cool that she knows MLK was brown and that "something" significant happened because they don't have school. It was too cute.