My lady went out of town last weekend, so I was going to take the boys to see some politics in action! After a bit of explaining to a nine-year-old and five-year-old about us having rights to assembly and free speech, our Constitution, and other countries, I told them about a rally on the Capitol steps where some groups were proposing changes to textbooks based on their agendas. My youngest cut to the chase:
“Is this rally going to be cool?”
Needless to say, a hot day plus political speakers makes for a time that no amount of climbing on cannons will make fun. They tolerated being there, but couldn’t stand more than one speaker due to “dying of hunger and boredom.”
On the way back to the car we got sidetracked by the Capitol – all of a sudden energy levels were high enough to run up the stairs and look down the rotunda!