Happy MLK Day!

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I’ve had the privilege to visit the memorial of Dr. King,Jr back when I attended a conference. Though it was our wish to take the kids to visit shortly after, our trip is yet to happen. 
Today I looked over at my husband and asked him, how do you explain to kids who MLK was and what he did? Is it too early to start sharing. I’ve always shared with our kids our differences and how special they are. Little man and little lady are very smart and they know that daddy and mommy aren’t the same but how do you explain that mommy and daddy would have been punished for interacting if it wasn’t for MLK standing up and fighting for equality. 
While i thought about how I wanted to celebrate with them this year I thought equality, love, and family should be our topic. With that the kids, dad and I sat and created this project.

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This little book project consists of a family picture, a picture of our hands, a self portrait of the kids, and a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr the kids colored. We explained that a heart means love and they are very loved by mom and dad. We explained that our family is different colors but we are all the same. Little man said moms hand is white like me. It caught me off guard but I replied yes its light colored but we are the same as daddy and little lady. We are all special and we are all loved.
We also had a birthday this weekend the hubs and his twin brother are MLK babies. Just last year we shared birthday wishes with his brother via skype this year he was home and the kids each blew the candles out with their uncle and daddy.
The hubs and his twin are MLK babies

I leave you with this quote:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”-Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr

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