Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I wonder if he could sell it at the Little Book House

All the kids in C’s class are doing reports on different countries. For their final project, they are making an alphabet book on their country, with each letter discussing a different topic. (A, for example, could be about animals, and they’d list some animals found in the country.)

Of course, instead of choosing Ireland or France like a normal child, he had to go with Afghanistan. Some of his topic selections? J is for jihad, O is for opium, Q is for al-Qaeda, V is for vengeance (post-9/11 bombings by the U.S.), Y is for yearning (for children to no longer be killed by land mines). I suspect this was not quite what his teacher had in mind. Now he is supposed to add illustrations- I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.

A few weeks ago he sent the President a letter asking him to pull out of Afghanistan. He included diagrams suggesting a withdrawal plan. I thought it was pretty awesome but realized that most parents probably don’t get sappy over their kid’s military strategies.


Emma said...

That's awesome! I'd love to see it when he's done.

Nana said...

He had told me that he was thinking about sending his exit strategy to President Obama. Did you happen to make a copy? That SO needs to go in a save box for when he grows up.

Mala said...

his stories always give me a good chuckle. I love it

Aunt Maureen said...

These things need to be saved for when C is president!