Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nuggets of Wisdom from Lily Alice, Part VI



So Shawn and I are sitting in the alcove of Lily's pre-school this afternoon, having our bi-annual conference with her teachers.
It was awesome. The things her teacher said about my beloved girl just made my mama heart swell to twice its size.

She actually said my daughter was spiritually beautiful. Or something like that. I can't remember the words exactly, since I was already so emotional from arguing with Shawn all morning and feeling like I wanted to twist a shank in his gut as he squatted next to me on a tiny wooden child's chair. That kind of clouded the whole experience for me. But we worked it all out later.

So Teacher #1, who we were meeting with, told us that during a lesson on President's Day, Teacher #2 (you might remember her from this entry from February) was talking about Abraham Lincoln, telling the children that he was a great man and a great president.

And then Lily raised her hand and told Teacher #2 (who is very sweet, very Christ-loving, and veeeeeery conservative),

"Well. My mommy says that the man who is president now, he is not a good president at all."

And Teacher #2 said: "Ahem. Well, you know, Lily, he is our president, so we really should respect him."

And Lily replied, "Well. My mommy said he isn't a good man either. And not a good president. That's what my mommy said."

Awesome.

8 comments:

Scooter said...

Sweet. Oh, and whenever someone tells you that we ought to respect the office, if not the man... Herbert Hoover. Benjamin Harrison. Ulysses Grant.

Oh, and my favorite, Franklin Pierce, who died of alcoholism.

Sproactually said...

You cannot compare George Worthless Bush to Abraham Lincoln, the only similarity to the two is that they shared the same mailing address.

Lincoln was not a happy man, and his wife would give my ex-wife a run in the spending money department. However, as president, his cabinet consisted of the people that ran AGAINST him for president. In Hindsight it's easy to look back at Lincoln and realize he made good, sound and moral decisions for the United States during the Civil war. It took him almost 2 years to find Generals that had the balls to fight, he agonized over the lives lost, and he would walk with and ride a horse around the soldiers.

And I'm sorry you had a rough morning, Dealing with trying to get unmarried is emotionally draining, stressful and full of the fear of the unknown. Know this, half of us will go through it, and we all make it eventually. I have no idea why your spitting, not that it really matters at this point. The hardest part sometimes is getting to that point and admit to yourself, or your spouse that you have had enough.

Krissyface said...

Scoot, with the state of New York/New Jersey administrators these days, I am having a hard time respecting anyone. Silly men.

Steve, I appreciate your kind words. Hard to imagine half of us will go through it, but the stats don't lie, man.

So@24 said...

I would have paid to see that! Brilliant!!

Mister Underhill said...

If I had kids they'd be like "My daddy says the plan to 'get rid of' the president will be ready soon. VERY SOON."

Mighty Dyckerson said...

Yeah, well MY mommy told me that YOUR mommy is a drunken whore!

marky said...

where are you? I would like some of that free sex please.

Krissyface said...

So, Yeah, so would I ...

Mr. U, you never cease to make me giggle. And shudder with fear.

Dyck, How did your mommy know?

Marky, um....yeah. OK.