Last night as we were watching Barack Obama's victory speech, the girls stopped playing "Candy Land" long enough to look up at the T.V.
The following conversation ensued:
Caroline: "Daddy, what's he doing?"
Me: "He's giving a speech."
Me: "That's going to be our next President of the United States."
Caroline: "The black man?"
Caroline: "Oh. He looks nice."
[Resumes playing Candy Land]
It occurred to be at that moment that Katherine and Caroline will grow up in a world where it's is NOT a big deal to have a person of color as President of the United States.
That thought made me very, very happy.