Thursday, January 14, 2010

You Say I'm Bossy Like It's a Bad Thing





Max was asking me about America the other day, about our history. In my limited capacity (and relying heavily on a small library of blockbuster movies I've seen) I explained on a first-grade-appropriate level that we used to be part of England, but that we broke away because they were taking our money in taxes and taking away our rights. I told him that we had to fight a war against them to be free to do whatever we wanted; to make our own rules and choices.

"So that's what 'freedom' is?" he asked.

"Yep. It means we can choose to think and do and believe whatever we want and that's something very special about America."

"I don't get it," he said.

"What don't you get?"

"If America is free, then why are you always telling me what to do?"

19 comments:

Leslie said...

Ya! Why are you?

Kari said...

My 6 year old, Ethan's favorite retort is, "You're not the boss of me." I smile and say, "Yeah, I am."

MiaKatia said...

Priceless! What a cutie.

Jesse C said...

The kid is a genius.

Jenny said...

LOL. He is seriously funny.

jennie w. said...

Hilarious! What did you say?

Becky said...

Smart boy! :) Darling picture too!

Kim said...

Priceless!

Tauna said...

So cute! Your blog is wonderful you write the way I think. I love it!

Annie said...

Thomas Jefferson actually included that very line in the Declaration of Independence originally. James Madison made him take it out.

Your son thinks like a patriot. You should be proud.

Ginnie said...

Ya, when I lived in philly National Treasure (with Nicolas Cage) was a life saver for me. Got all the history info I needed right there.
(a much more exciting version of made up history)

katie said...

Poor Max. He and my Jenna think the same way. Just this morning I told her that she should be glad that she doesn't live in Haiti. Is that bad of me?

Annie said...

i just can't stop laughing!

Soul-Fusion said...

smart kid, already able to see through all the propoganda :)

Kami said...

I love Max! He's one smart(- a) cookie!

Travelin'Oma said...

It sounds like his own little revolution is coming in a few years!

Dolled Up Girl said...

Max looks really cute in these pictures. :)

You Are My Fave said...

Seriously, you're like breaking the constitution or something.

tiburon said...

That is one freaking brilliant kid.

I want to give him a high five.

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