Monday, January 28, 2008

No Bullys

This weekend, I went to pick up Velrene from her school and stumbled upon a rowdy ruckus on the playground. Evidently, since January 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the kids have been learning about the March on Washington and other notable protests in history.

So, the teachers decided to let the young 'uns stage an open-topic protest of their own. The kids crafted issue specific signs and argued against the annoyance of their choice. ("No More School! Free the children!" was a favorite slogan.) It was a glorious unorganized stew of madness - lots of screaming, jumping up and down and nobody listening to anyone else. It looked like Congress.

Speaking of politics, I love this little opportunist. He had nothing to protest but did want to take advantage of valuable air time. He simply wanted votes. Was there a school election? Well, no. What was he running for? He shrugged his shoulders, "Whatever's open."

Methinks Michael has a great future in politics.

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