Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Schools, banks and other businesses are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his work to end the discrimination and the segregation of black men and women.
Thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. (and others), the boys don’t look at their classmates as a color. Nor do the boys exclude others based on race, religion or national origin. And, thanks to the civil rights movement, the boys have a rainbow of friends in their classrooms.
Yes, the lunch boxes and backpacks are put away for the day, and the boys are looking forward to a day of play. Still, we’ll stop and remember why we have this ‘day of play’.
18 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 16”
Inspiration is every where! Have a great day with the boys.
Thank you, Georgette! We did.
Wonderfully colorful shot of everyday life and…wonderful way to honor the rainbow that we now understand, thanks to MLK.
Thank you, Linda. I admit – I didn’t think about the appropriateness of the colors. Man, am I good or what?! (smile)
At church yesterday they encouraged us to make this a day of service. Do something, anything in service to others. I like that idea. I’m babysitting a couple of extra kids today-so I guess that’s it this year-but next year I think I’ll get the whole family to take on a project.
Yes, by taking care of someone else’s kids – you are certainly providing a service. Besides, your husband is providing a service every day.
Great shot and thoughts! But I’ve always thought it would be better if kids were in school learning more about Dr. King today, as I think most parents wouldn’t take the time to talk about him.
True, true. Though learning about MLK at home is more important, in my opinion. Leading by example, you know. School can only do so much.
Hope you’re enjoying your day of play with your boys!
We are and we did! Thanks for visiting, Jackie!
Cool shot, Ms. D…
I really like the lines (and vibrant colors, of course) in this!
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – I appreciate your feedback, SIG. Glad you liked this shot.
Lenore i really liked the message you attached with this post. It was inspirational.
Thank you, Arindam. MLK was an inspirational man.
Lenore, the more I am given a peek into your life, the more I admire your parenting!
Oh Amy, you make me blush. I appreciate your admiration. I am a work in progress.
Since I’m late getting here, how did you spend your day?
Better late than never, Patti!
I had to work, so the boys entertained themselves for the better part of the day. However, I took the two to lunch, and we had a wonderful time. As I told Rob, we sat, ate and had a real conversation. The boys are getting older and older, and I am amazed at how quickly they seem to be changing. I truly enjoyed the lunch and talking WITH the boys. And yes, we talked about Martin Luther King, Jr. – and we will continue to talk about him. 🙂