Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I pledge allegiance

I've never been a big fan of the Pledge of Allegiance. I love the United States and am so grateful that I was born here - for a gazillion reasons, but it's always seemed a little strange that we're taught from such an early age to pledge our allegiance to a flag.

So, once I got past that fact that my innocent daughter is being indoctrinated with her first American propaganda, I couldn't help but grab the camera...

video


And continuing with our patriotic theme.....Sophia was a finalist in the area-wide Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Essay Contest. We attended the awards ceremony at LLCC last night and were treated to stories from Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln themselves. Of course, Sophia's fictional story about Abe was a love story....yeah, that's the stage we're in right now....

9 comments:

Hollyann Decker said...

That is absolutely precious. I love that the pledge of allegiance leads into song. So great!!!

a moore said...

what i learned in some education class is that we have kids memorize the pledge more as a benchmark of development and learning than a statement of their patriotism. And when you look at it as the "math facts" of civics, well you start to settle down about the whole "blind patriotism" thing. that and i don't know that we need to worry about her indoctrination when she calls him "donkey doodle" too cute.

Karen said...

What a cutie! I'm still in awe of how quickly the kids pick things up. Nothing is going to stop that girl :)

Missy said...

All three of your girls are just too cute!!! Love the pic with the Lincolns!!

Sandi said...

So cute! Oh how I love to see her again! She is such a delightful child.

The pic with Abe is great!

Emily Welch said...

sophia reminds me of myself at that age.. the boy crazy stage..

I just got over that last year..

so.. hope you're in it for the long haul.. :)

Lindsey said...

I just got a chance to watch this and it is cute and it makes me giggle. I love the patriotic songs that she threw in there. I love the donkey doodle! thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Cute, cute, cute.
Julie

Eric and Allyson said...

Love the video...she's adorable and very neat news about your daughter being a finalist in the essay contest!