Regardless of your political persuasion, yesterday will be a day marked in history: the day the first black/biracial/nonwhite candidate received a major-party nomination for president! I say “non-white”, because Obama’s nomination is significant for ALL people of color – Black, Asian, Latino….it is a significant part our American History.
Last night during the Obama’s acceptance speech, my four-yearold took a break from playing to see what my husband and I were watching. As I explained to him the significance of the nomination, I felt – way down in my gut, as a mother does – what a historical impact this will have for my (and for all) children. Never say “never” again. Yes, ANY child CAN be president one day, if that’s what he or she wants to do. I am so proud that my boys will have this moment as part of THEIR history.
Although to my son, a presidential nomination is no more “specialer” than his water day and party at preschool. As he put it: “Today was the most specialist day of all days. He gets to be president (insert a civics lesson from mom that people still have to vote, and the election is in November), we had water day at school, AND we had a party!”
Yes, that’s a pretty darn good day. :-)