Sunday, January 14

Martin Luther King

I came across these questions from another blog and thought that they would be cute to ask my girls in a question and answer format. We did this last night before bed. I called them in one by one so that all their answers were original. It gets more funny as they get younger in age. Here is how it went down:

AVERY - 10 years old
Me: Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?
A: A guy who saved people and he thought that white people should be with black people.

Me: Why was he an important man?
A: Because he saved peoples lives, same answer.

Me: What did he want?
A: For people to be free.

Me: Why is peace important?
A: So you can think. (I guess she got that from the saying peace and quiet.)

Me: What is the Nobel Peace Prize?
A: I don't know

Me: What are you going to do to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday?
A: Obviously my parents didn't make any plans so I don't know yet. (It's always mom's fault!)

BAILEY - 7 1/2
Me: Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?
B: Umm, he's a famous person that does lots of marches.

Me: Why was he an important man?
B: Because he was a brave man.

Me: What did he want?
B: He wanted for black and white people to go to school together.

Me: Why is peace important?
B: What does peace mean?
Me: It is when people get along and don't fight.
B: I don't know

Me: What is the Nobel Peace Prize?
B: I don't know

Me: What are you going to do to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday?
B: I don't know
Me: Well, it is tomorrow, what are you going to do tomorrow?
B: NO! His birthday is today. It is the 15th.
Me: OH. (amazed expression - even though the 15th IS tomorrow)
B: At school, I don't know what we are going to do and at home I don't know either.

PARKER - 5 1/2
Me: Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?
P: I don't know. Is he big or little?
Me: Big
P: Oh, I only know the little one. (I busted out laughing. It was just cute!)
Me: Well tell me about him. Who is he?
P: I don't know. One of the kids in the 3 year old class.

Me: Why was he an important man?
P: I don't know

Me: What did he want?
P: He wanted Jesus.

Me: Why is peace important?
P: What does peace mean?
Me: It is when people get along and don't fight. Why is that important?
P: Cause when you be mean, God doesn't like it. God likes it when you're nice.

Me: What is the Nobel Peace Prize?
P: A bell

Me: What are you going to do to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday?
P: Buy a cross. Are we going to his birthday party?
Me: I don't think so.

So there you have it people. Out of the mouths of MY babes.

*NOTE: Jude is too young to participate in such an event.

20 Comments:

  • AHH! These answers from your little girls are TOO CUTE!! I love the things like this that kids say, they crack me up!

    By Blogger Kik, at 3:59 PM  

  • LOL that is hilarious. I'm pretty sure Cameron wouldn't know any of these answers...I don't think I've ever even discussed MLK w/ her. Good mom..I know. She may have heard of him at school though, I don't know. Her school didn't even have today as a holiday..so who knows. Too cute though. =)

    By Blogger Anna, at 4:48 PM  

  • Soo cute and soo funny!! You should do this more often with other types of questions.

    By Blogger Allison, at 5:19 PM  

  • way too cute, I love reading all the kids answers to these questions.
    Allison commented that you should do this more offten. I try to play this game every week with the kids here is the link to my kids answers this week http://mindlesschatterofabusymom.blogspot.com/2007/01/sunday-six11407plus-my-busy-day.html
    the Game is called sunday Six, to learn more about it here is the link that explain the game
    http://missingjtsnow101.blogspot.com/2006/03/sunday-six-game.html
    It is always fun to ask the kids the questions and see what they come up with.

    By Blogger KC, at 5:41 PM  

  • First of all, I love your kids names!! This is actually a meme that takes place every Sunday. I only read one other blogger that does it, and they crack me up each week. I think you should start doing it each week too!!! Kids are the funniest!

    By Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma!, at 5:44 PM  

  • hummmm
    don't think my links worked let me try this again. http://mindlesschatterofabusymom.blogspot.com/ That will take you to my blog just look under the sunday six 1/14/07 and the link that tells about the game is here
    http://www.missingjtsnow.blogspot.com/ on her side bar you can learn about the game.

    By Blogger KC, at 5:53 PM  

  • Precious!

    I agree with the others- I'd love to hear what your kids would say about other quizes :o)

    A lady I work with has a 2 year old who's new favorite phrase is, "don't go there!"

    By Anonymous Jessica, at 6:18 PM  

  • I love Kids responses, that's why my wife does the Sunday Six.

    By Blogger BigDaddyGonzoVents, at 6:30 PM  

  • They're so funny!

    By Blogger Beck, at 7:57 PM  

  • CUTE! I love answers from kiddos!!!

    I agree with Allison, you need to do posts like this more often I was loving it!

    By Blogger Lindsay, at 8:11 PM  

  • That is so cute!! I am sure Kaylee would not have a clue:)

    I love that Parker lost a tooth. Such a big, sweet girl! Kaylee cannot wait to talk to her about that and High School Musical tomorrow at school. She just adores Parker:)

    You are so sweet to always take time to post on my blog. You have such a precious heart and I am so glad our paths have crossed. I feel blessed:)

    By Blogger Erica, at 8:15 PM  

  • I LOVE IT!!! I needed that good laugh today. I agree with the others that this should be a weekly installment on your blog.
    Love ya, Reese

    By Blogger Cherise, at 10:26 PM  

  • This was really cute. And I love your girls names. Bailey was the name I had picked out for a girl, all 3 times I had a boy!!!

    By Blogger Robin, at 10:07 AM  

  • Cute answers! These will be fun to dig out of the blog archives some day when the girls are older and read again.

    By Blogger cindy, at 11:59 AM  

  • very interesting what the girls knew and didn't know. I will have to ask Hannah the same questions, she is 6 1/2.

    By Blogger Tasha, at 12:23 PM  

  • That is so great that you actually posed the questions about MLK to your kids. Good for you. I love their answers:)

    By Blogger DramaMama, at 2:31 PM  

  • I love a child's take on things. Great answers.

    By Blogger scribbit, at 2:41 PM  

  • Your kids are so cute and funny. Especially that Avery ;) But seriously, you have a beautiful family, I just saw the picture of the girls sitting on the couch.

    And I wanted to tell you that your blog looks great too!

    By Blogger Jamie, at 4:36 PM  

  • Wow, what smart girls. They all knew something about it in their own way. They all know that God wants us to love each other. What GREAT parents they have, YES I CAN and WILL say that. I would love to hear what they have on any subject weekly, so go for it momma.
    LOL

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:40 PM  

  • Hahaha...I loved that!

    By Blogger ~CRYSTAL~, at 1:48 AM  

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