Julianna’s somewhat sketchy second-grader understanding of American history:
J: Daddy, Marthin Luther gave a great speech.
Me: Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, go on.
J: We don’t need to say “Junior” since no one knows who his father was.
Me: Well, his father…
J (interrupting): Marthin Luther said the Black people and the White people should be the same.
Me: Yes he did.
J: And George Washington heard what he said.
Me: He did?
J: Yes, and after that, Abraham Lincoln was the president who said the slaves could be free.
Me: Well, Lincoln was president and…
J: Daddy, why did people have slaves anyway?
Me: Wow, that’s a tough question.
J: Because people shouldn’t make other people do stuff.
Me: Yes, that’s right.
J: So, when you tell me to clean up my room, I really don’t have to.
Me: Well, Honey. That’s different. I’m your father, and…
J: Yeah, but… Like Marthin Luther, I had a dream…