Mar. 23rd, 2006

lisamoe: (jack2006)
Tonight we went to the PAC to see Hairspray. Most have you have likely seen the movie if not the play, but if you haven't, in a nutshell it's a comedy about a fat but talented girl who manages to get on to 60s dance show and wants to integrate it with her black friends, while also getting the cute guy and having the best hair. It was fabulous by the way, and Jesse pronounced getting to see a Broadway musical "the very best night of my life" so I guess it was worth the $50 to get him a ticket, though now I may have to get him acting lessons too, but that's another story.

Anyway, in the car on the way over, I reminded Jesse about the civil rights struggles of the 50s and 60s and how it used to be before that, to make sure he would understand that theme in the show. In the course of that, I told him that he could ask my Mom what it was like back then when she was a kid and about any protests she remembered from the 60s or anything since she lived through those days. He then asked me, in all seriousness, "So back then, was Grandma a black kid or a white kid?" Speechless for a moment, I answered, trying not to laugh, that Grandma was a white kid. THEN he asked me if he knows any black kids. So I told him which kids at his Campfire (who he has known for four years!) are black and he looked at me like I was nutty. You know, other people don't register on him the way numbers and facts do, but that was a little weird even for him. Gotta love that kid though. :-)
lisamoe: (Davey2006)
Today Jesse and I have had a very peaceful morning. He's been sketching in his sketchbook, and I've put a turkey on to roast and caught up some lj and read Newsweek. I also read him Math Curse by Jon Scieszka. It's been very pleasant with no TV on and just having quiet time. However, Mom just brought Dingo in and with him all manner of noise and chaos. But cuteness too, so I can't complain.
lisamoe: (inconceivable)
Funny from my email this morning...

I recently attended a small business marketing seminar at which the speaker
used actual examples to reinforce her teaching points. She told a delightful
story about a coffeeshop that distinguished itself from the competition by
prominently displaying a warning sign that read: "Unattended children will
be given a double espresso and a free puppy!"
lisamoe: (Default)
I am reading Revenge by Stephen Fry today and am finding it pretty riveting.

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