Monday, January 19

my 1.75 year old friend points and says "there's Bobama. Bobama's nose"

In a youtube address president-elect Obama recognized the country's concern, worry and tired minds. 

One of the statements he made was, (memory quote/unofficial) "Parents are worried that their children will not receive the same kind of opportunity they did" 

While I will trust and hope and contribute what I can and while I'm not giving up yet, this was scary to hear. Growing up I remember hearing many stories of children fulfilling dreams their parents couldn't have considered, from education to professional equal opportunities. 

This was just the first time I had heard it backwards. I hope we will do all that we can to turn it around before we say to our kids "When I was your age, it was expected to go to college".

I much prefer hearing my grandparents' and now parents' stories or their treacherous marching through a mile of snow to the bus stop, oh wait there were no buses, it was horse and buggy, or no transportation at all, and did I say one mile? I meant eight.

Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. for progression of necessary things. May we try to follow.

2 comments:

Jolleen said...

"This was just the first time I had heard it backwards. I hope we will do all that we can to turn it around before we say to our kids "When I was your age, it was expected to go to college"." I love what you wrote here Kylee. Thank you for having this perspective 18 years before potentially having to say it. Though I too hope that we will not have to say such things.

Jennifer Fisher said...

"This was just the first time I had heard it backwards. I hope we will do all that we can to turn it around before we say to our kids "When I was your age, it was expected to go to college"." I love what you wrote here Kylee. Thank you for having this perspective 18 years before potentially having to say it. Though I too hope that we will not have to say such things.