Some moms make their kids memorize their phone number, street address, maybe scripture.... Me? I make my kids memorize the past presidents of the United States of America. (I think my kids know their phone number.... Maybe. Surely they know our address. Hmmm?) Anyway, I have a love for American history. My undergrad degree is history and political science, and I just think it's important to know certain things--our presidents being one of them. (The Preamble, Gettysburg Address, certain portions of the Declaration of Independence being a few others, but we'll work on those later.... They're just 4 and 5 years old. We've got time.)
Belle has memorized Washington through Lincoln--that's 16, and she's working on the others. Estella Dru almost has the first 16 down, and when she does, I'll put her video here, too. And for anyone who make think this weird, you should probably also know that when Belle was two, she could name almost every member of W's presidential cabinet. I know. I have some issues. Don't judge me.
But here is Belle with the first 16. If it sounds like a chant, it's because we learned them as a 'cheer,' complete with hand motions and jumps. I think it's so cute that between Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan she says, "This one's hard, Mama. I can do this." A girl after my own heart....
Can YOU name them, too?
16 hours ago