Inauguration Day - Time For Community & Mom Service
Last night, my husband was away on a business trip and I had three boys to get bathed and to sleep. But things did not go as planned. My sons decided that playing tag around the house was a better option then going into the bath. I looked around the house and realized that the playroom and all the baskets of clean clothes I had put in my boys' bedrooms looked like a tornado had hit. I was tired and just wanted to get to bed. I forgot that the next morning was the day I had been waiting for, Obama would be sworn in as the next President of the United States.
Then I heard a knock on the door. As the boys were screaming around the house I answered the door. It was one of our dear neighbors delivering an Obama-Inauguration-cupcake. My boys saw the cupcakes, all said thank-you and asked to have the cupcakes for a snack at school on Inauguration Day. Then a miracle happened..
I reminded the boys about what an historic, special day it was going to be. They all shared how excited they were to watch the Inauguration at their school classes. My boys has a amazingly freakish moment of peacefulness thinking about the events of the next day. Then they all took their baths and went to bed.
Saved by my neighbor and her Obama-Inauguration cupcake.
Already being in an inspirational mood, I thought about what President Elect Obama did on Marin Luther King Jr's birthday and his plans for the future. Obama's call was for people to perform community service - he did his part by painting walls at a local community organization.
So today, in honor of President Elect Barack Obama's Inauguration, I decided that the breakfast conversation should include a talk to my boys about ways we can participate in community service. And maybe a small mention of service to mom, that includes getting in the bath when asked (especially when Dad is on a business trip).