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.


  • 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 who knows. Too cute though. =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, 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
    the Game is called sunday Six, to learn more about it here is the link that explain the game
    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 Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:44 PM  

  • hummmm
    don't think my links worked let me try this again. 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 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.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:40 PM  

  • Hahaha...I loved that!

    By Blogger ~CRYSTAL~, at 1:48 AM  

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