Friday, April 03, 2009

Preacher, Mountain Lion

"Rosa Parks was a mountain lion." Lauren announced during supper.

"Oh? How was Rosa Parks a mountain lion?"

"Mountain lions 'fight the fight for what is right'," she chanted.

"So, you don't agree with the book that Rosa wouldn't get up because she was
tired?" [One of the statements her reading book made was that some people
think Rosa didn't get out of her seat because she was too tired.]

"She was tired! She was tired of racism. She couldn't stand it anymore, so she
wouldn't stand up."

I replied, "That makes a lot of sense."

"Martin Luther King was a mountain lion," she continued. "He 'fights the fight
for what is right'. And he was a preacher."

"Yep."

"He had a dream about black people having the same things as white people..."

"Yep." I said. "Martin Luther King thought everyone should have the same rights."

"Well. Everyone SHOULD have the same rights." She rolled her eyes.

"Yep."

"Pastor Seth is a mountain lion."

"Oh?"

"He fights the fight for people who weren't born here because he thinks that
everyone should have the same rights. He 'fights the fight for what is right'."

"Mmm hmm."

"Except on Sunday."

"Hmm?"

"On Sunday, he is preaching."

5 comments:

Rosemoo said...

Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Out of the mouths of babes...Lauren certainly has a better understanding than many adults. You and Alec are raising your daughters to be strong independent women. Kudos to the both of you - and give that beautiful girl a great big hug!

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Classic...

miss u.

babysitter catherine said...

I LOVE LAUREN

*pab said...

a wise one you have there...