So I picked the kids up from school today and was immediately regaled with stories of the brave and courageous Martin Luther King Jr.
I thought, "What an excellent time to start this discussion!"
So I asked Cohen to tell me all he knew about this American hero.
"He had a time traveling watch!"
Cohen informed me that in the movie they had watched, it started with a museum that was Martin's home. And then there was THE WATCH, and it started going backwards, and all of the sudden Martin wasn't dead anymore! He was a boy playing baseball! Baseball was his favorite sport, mom!
Oh dear heavens. So I gave it a try. I talked to them about how a long time ago there were people who were mean to people who looked different. And that if they had skin a different color, they would hurt them and sometimes kill them. And that Martin Luther King Jr. said that wasn't fair at all.
"Do you think Martin was right?"
"No, kids, you're not listening. PEOPLE WERE KILLING OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY LOOKED DIFFERENT. DO YOU THINK THAT'S OKAY?"
Kembry, "I'm hungry."
But at least I learned something from all of this. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a time traveler. Who knew?