Going through Boo’s homework and worksheets last night, I noticed some additional commentary next to his name and the day’s date at the top of his papers.
April 4, a day that is terrible in history!!
Given his interest in history and prominent (and not so prominent) figures in the world – and his propensity for remembering dates – this didn’t come as much of a surprise to me. Still, I was proud of him for remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. *(and a little annoyed at his teacher, frankly, that she didn’t recognize it with a comment … but that’s another matter).
I turned to Boo, paper in hand. “This is really cool, buddy, that you wrote this.”
He stared. “Oh, I know. I didn’t want to go back to school and it was the worst really, really, terrible, awful morning.”
One for the history books, apparently.
* upon asking further, he did say that he knew it was the anniversary of MLK’s assassination and was simply comparing the two awful days.
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