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The interesting thing about having medium sized kids (which is what I call Naomi) is chatting with her about serious things. Today it was banned books and censorship. And while she still does distill some things into very simple, very black and white "That's bad" sentiments, to have a child who is aware, thoughtful and trying to make change is fantastic. I don't want her to ever be afraid to use her voice. At 4 and a half she wrote to the President of the US. At 5 and a half she wrote to the mayor of our city about a specific problem-lack of Hanukkah decorations in our town. Her heart is amazing and makes me cry just thinking about her. May she always be able to speak up as strongly as she does now.

Date: 2015-09-30 03:08 am (UTC)
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Here, here! May she always be able to speak up, and may there always be someone that listens. :)

Date: 2015-09-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
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It's really interesting talking to Ali and Julie about that sort of thing. It's also hilarious, because Alicia is 18 and a freshly registered voter. She's always explaining to me about the important of LGBTQ rights and about how Bernie will totally make it. I remember thinking and saying the same things, and [ profile] crschmidt's college roommate was enormously influential in the Howard Dean campaign.

Depressing that our battles never change, but amusing that she inherited my social conscience. Of course, I chose to move to Cambridge as an adult and rear her there, and definitely Cantabrigian ideals of diversity of all kinds and social responsibility are contagious.

Date: 2015-10-01 05:26 am (UTC)
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You are amazing for being a parent who gives her space and the support to have such a voice and to explore all the nuances of figuring things out. <3

Date: 2015-10-03 01:45 am (UTC)
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That anonymous reply to your comment was mine. I didn't realize I wasn't logged in. :)


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