Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day conversations with Hannah

Hannah and I were talking about this being a holiday weekend because I was explaining that daddy would be off work and she would be off school. First she wanted me to define holiday, so I did that easily enough and explained that work and school closed for some holidays, like Christmas and Memorial Day, and not others, like Halloween and Valentine's Day. Then she wanted me to explain what Memorial Day was...hmmm...a little tougher. I thought for a moment and told her that we'd have to double check with daddy, but that I am pretty sure it's a holiday where we appreciate the men and women whose job it is to protect the people in our country and keep us safe, and I explained that daddy is one of those people.

She looked pensive for a moment and then said, "like a knight?"

"Like at night??" I questioned. "What do you mean?"

"Noooooo. Like a KNIGHT," she repeated.

"Ohhhh! A knight," I said. A big smile spread across my face and I said, "yes, just like that, now let's go tell daddy you just said that."

I'm pretty sure that being compared to a knight made his day.

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