Politics have been on the brain a little bit from yesterday. It was amazing to watch the inauguration yesterday with the kids (i twittered through it so you can experience some of it from a toddlers perspective). While I did not vote for Obama (there, i said it..whew…wait…ya’ll probably already knew that), I never HATED the idea of him as president. I just couldn’t bring myself to vote for him when from what I gathered he planned to back a bill that would affect abortion laws in a way i deem unfavorable. It’s a hot-button issue for me. My heart is pounding even as i type. But all that to say, yesterday was exciting (I don’t like to look back once things start turning, so might as well be prayerfully optimistic!)…historic. I’m proud to have been able to watch it with my kids. I should probably now reveal that i am MASSIVELY ignorant when it comes to politics, so please don’t try to draw out further discussion from me. I won’t know what you’re talking about.
Seuss has been on the brain because the kids watched the movie, “Horton Hears a Who” the other night when we had dinner at a friends’ house. I must be desperate for adult conversations because I managed to not watch it at all even though it was right in my line of vision & I could hear it. AND they’ve never seen it before. I usually like to preview new stuff with them…yeah, i’m over protective. actually, i’m mostly nosy. I want to know where tid bits that enter their vocabulary & playacting come from (ok, so i’m over protective). So I’ve secretly been wanting to rent that ever since. I’ve also never read the book. Today we went to the library & among the stack we brought home, is “Horton Hears a Who”.
Now I REALLY want to see the movie. Surely what came across to me as the main message of this book is not what they based the movie around? I would be shocked if it were. I don’t know if this if is REALLY the message of the book (remember, i’m not that smart, i just try to put off that air), but the phrase, “a person’s a person, no matter how small” was repeated throughout the book…making it seem blatant. A Seuss book…about the sanctity of life? Surely I’m reading into it. Regardless I darn near sobbed through the book….managed to hide it from the kids by making my voice sound excited and they thankfully never looked up to see the tears running down my cheeks. Not up for explaining that one yet.