So DC (8 and 6) were reciting the pledge of allegiance over dinner tonight. They say they HAVE to say it every friday at school. Then I asked if they knew what it meant, they dont have a clue. DD8 said it meant helping the world. I explained what i think it means, and this is what i told them. I said it meant that you promised to be loyal and good toward America. I made let them know that what is "good" for America isn't necessarily good for the world. They still don't really get it, it's sort of like teaching about thanksgiving or MLK jr. I suppose at this age at least. Would you have your kid's say the pledge? what do you think of this requirement? Rarely do adults have to say the pledge I can't actually think of the last time i did.
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1/13/10 at 10:41pm