We haven’t talked about Rosa Parks in probably 5 months. So this was totally out of the blue.
Me: “An awful lot of people know about Rosa Parks – she’s very famous.”
Ella: “Then how come there isn’t a movie about her? There should be a movie about Rosa Parks.”
Some of you might be thinking that this was an unbelievably skillful attempt to delay her bedtime, but I have to tell you – this really seemed to be troubling her.
Well, how could I resist such an important bedtime question? And the cuteness of this thoughtful little person who was standing in front of me, all worried that Rosa Parks wasn’t getting her story out to enough people? I found a wonderful 11 minute movie about Rosa Parks on You Tube. And we watched it together even though it was way past Ella’s bedtime. After it ended Ella seemed satisfied, like she trusted that the world was a better place than she thought – because someone had made a movie about Rosa. She went to sleep, still muttering about how there are people in the world who don’t know about Rosa Parks, but should.
Today made up for yesterday. It was a really good parenting day – one of those days where you feel like all the things you’ve been trying to teach your children finally come together to pat you on the back and congratulate you for the human being you’re trying to raise.