I’m not usually especially into politics. I didn’t even do the obligatory unit on the election process this year. Terrible, I know, but we were trying to finish Ancient Rome for crying out loud! I figure I’ll get a second chance in four years and by then all the kids will be old enough to understand what’s going on.
Okay, yeah, that’s an excuse. At seven, I’m sure Megan would have been able to get the gist of it.
Anyhow, I’m planning on redeeming my laziness and procrastination tomorrow by watching the inauguration with the kids — even though Brian was worried that we might see more than we bargained for with the heightened security risks. There’s probably a bigger chance of the kids being bored out of their minds than anything else.
Thanks to The Crafty Crow, I have a media guide to the day’s events, so I’ll try to time it so that the kids aren’t watching hours of boring stuff while waiting for the actual inauguration and speech. The highlight for at least one of my kids should be the fact that John Williams, who composed the theme to Star Wars, composed the music for the inauguration and, I assume, will be conducting. I don’t know if he’ll actually be there, but that’s the way I read it. We’ll see, I suppose.
So, what about you? Do you and your kids plan to watch the inauguration?