This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at my children's school. So Callie and Caleb decided to make homemade cards for their teachers and their teachers' assistants. Callie's teacher actually just taught her class how to make pop-up cards, and Callie passed along this technique to Caleb as he made his own cards. They both enjoyed using the first letter of their teacher's last name as the three pop-ups in each of their cards, so Mrs. Russell would open hers up to find "RRR" jumping out at her. This was a great concept until it came time for Caleb to make a card for Mrs. Kennedy . . . who is black.
After Kevin and I spent a few minutes chuckling at our son's innocent mistake, Kevin took the time to explain to Caleb a little bit about the Ku Klux Klan. Horrified at the very idea of someone being mean to someone else because of the color of her skin, Caleb promptly changed one of the K's to a heart. Hopefully, Mrs. Kennedy likes her card. And if she doesn't, well, maybe she'll enjoy the PUPPY that Caleb is planning to bring her! (I really couldn't do that to the poor woman . . . )