Tuesday, January 20, 2009

#44 - Remember and Respect

As a history guru, I love watching all the things that go with the inauguration. Whether my guy wins or not (and he did not this year), I love watching everything. This year, my children are very aware of what is going on in our country and I wanted to take advantage of that. Laura Beth's first grade class has been studying presidents and are doing a lot of things with the inauguration today. Laura Beth knows that the man she voted for did not win so I have been trying to teach her that even though the man she voted for did not win, we are to respect the office of the president and talk about the man who holds the office nicely. I have tried to show them how exciting this time is and to help them get excited we made cupcakes to take to her school today. She was kind to let Carter help her decorate them this morning. I found these printables on Skip to My Lou and thought they were perfect to top our cupcakes today.
On the way to school, we talked about how special today was and what they can do as children to help President-Elect Obama. "What can we do?" they asked. My answer was, "We can pray for him and his helpers." They seemed to like this idea and we will begin tonight praying specifically for our him. Proudly, Laura Beth and Carter walked the cupcakes into school this morning and proudly they are ready to take on the challenge to learning to respect and pray for our new president.

5 comments:

Tiffany said...

So awesome! What a valuable lesson they will have with them today as they talk about these things in school.

Kudos to you because you are right - whether we voted for him or not, the office is one of honor and respect, and should be treated with such if we are to say we truly live in a free, democratic, Christian society. To badmouth the office does not show our faith in our Father who is ultimately in control.

Arika said...

So sweet and SO true! I'm trying to teach my children the same thing!

Laura said...

I just loved this post!

Susan said...

Over from SITS - what a great lesson for your kids. We have had to discuss the same stuff with our girls as well. I know that we will be praying for the President and his advisors along with many other.

graceunbound said...

What a great post. Love the cupcakes!

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