Monday, December 6, 2010

Trying to Change the World

Yup, it's been weeks since I posted and I am not planning an update at this time. Things are trudging along with ups and downs, same as everyone else. I did finally get a cheap little camera though to get us through the holidays so I do have pictures to share at some point.

For today, I wanted to share a funny Noah story.

The other day Noah told me that he wanted a pet deer. It came out of the discussion that our dog Lily sometimes looks like a fawn when she is lying down, because of her skinny legs and the way she wraps them around her.

I told him that we can't get a pet deer because we didn't have space.

He responded by asking how much space a baby deer could really need.

Then he left the room and came back a short time later with a pictorial rendition of his request for a deer.

Notice the deer expressing his love for Noah :)
Not sure why Noah is blue though

It became clear that my denial needed to get more technical for him.

So I told him...

"Noah, you can't have a baby deer because it is illegal. It is against the law to keep a baby deer for a pet."

He left for a little while and came back with his newest solution.

I am still planning to send the letter as soon as I find an address to send it to. I know it will never find it's way to the Oval Office but I think it would be neat to see if some kind of form letter comes back in return.

The whole ordeal made me smile. I loved the idea that in this 8 year old's mind, if law needs to be changed, he's gonna do something about it.


Melany aka Supermom said...

I love it! good for him. If he wants something changed...then it's his right to try. So cute

Jen@BigBinder said...

I loved every word of this! The fact that he was blue, the fact that the deer loved him, the fact that he wrote to the president!! You have a little activist on your hands; send him our way so he can team up with my kids!
It makes me so happy I cry when I think our kids know they have the power to change things. Seriously.

The Bumbles said...

Sounds like a future President to me!