Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One Household Under God

The other day while I was helping Son clean up his room I overheard him muttering something to himself. They weren't the naughty words he usually mumbles like bummy-bum, or poo-poo pee. {You know the ones.} It was a clear, concise: "with liverty & justice bore all."

Excuse Me?

My ears perked up as my spine aligned vertebrae by vertebrae. "What did you say?" I said more accusingly than I'd intended.

He looked at me like he'd been busted.

Recognizing his frozen posture I continued, "Buddy! Where'd you learn that?" I hurried on before he could answer. "That's the dang Pledge of Allegiance! Did you learn that at preschool?"

{Let me just remind you all that Son is 4 & apparently a child genius.}

He nodded with wide eyes. I laughed right out loud while clapping my hands with delight. "Son, that's awesome! Can you start from the beginning? I pledge allegiance..."

And off he went.

These days I'm grateful I can send my child to the preschool of my choosing & have them come home to show me the fruits of their virtuous, learned curriculum. Fabulous, wonderful curriculum that teaches our children we ARE a nation under God. And let's not forget it.

*Task: Teach your young children the Pledge of Allegiance. Shocker, they'll actually retain it.

Check it out.

Thank you Becky & Lynn for teaching my baby some
fantastic, recited patriotism!

video

8 comments:

  1. Seriously cutest thing ever!! His little voice is so precious.

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  2. The best! I had no idea Crew had learned it in his preschool, til I saw another mom post her daughter who was in his class doing it, then I asked him if he knew it, and he said the whole thing. I had no idea, I was shocked!! Funny!

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  3. Isn't it amazing what they will retain?

    I feel like it is so important in this time that our children know how lucky we are to live in America. (now if Obama would go away.)

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  4. How cute is that! When My little sweetie said it for the first time i about died. Its so cute to hear such a little person say it all the way through.

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  5. Those little preschoolers pick up on EVERYTHING!!! We have a whole class of child geniuses:)...Ask him to sing months of the year and days of the week too.

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  6. Precious Heather! You have a gem of a video here!

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