Punkin? It’s Copenhagen calling.

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Text as written:

IF YOU WONT TO YOU CAN GO TO A CLUB WE OR HVEN TO NIT/ THE CLUB IS NOW THIS CLUB IS ABOWT CHAGEEN THE THIINGS THAT MAC PEEPOS LIVS HRD CIDS ONLY

Text, translated & punctuated:

If you want to, you can go to a club we are having tonight. The club is now. This club is about changing the things that make people’s lives hard. Kids only.

Utterly unprompted, needless to say.

I overheard their first round of brainstorms, which entailed the suggestion that people not drive three days a week, in an attempt to “help save the planet.” Monday, Wednesday, and Friday were proposed, which seems quite practical. I’m gonna have to concentrate grocery runs on Tuesdays or Thursdays, of course, ’til they finish constructing that Trader Joe’s a sweet little bike ride from here.  Also, I’m going to have to wake up a HAIR earlier on M, W, and F if I’m going to get her and her carpool neighbor chum to school by 8am. In the behind-the-bike chariot. What with me and my hamburgeriness and us being juuuuust close enough to miss out on the bus service.

Not thrilled that help save the planet is already part of her natural, everyday vocabulary. Even if the challenge to do so is on my mind daily. Am thrilled, however, that we have a mind and a will like hers on the job.

3 Responses to Punkin? It’s Copenhagen calling.

  1. Vikki December 18, 2009 at #

    My daughter started a secret club too but, in her club, they eat candy. Clearly, I’m doing something very wrong.

    • Lesbian Dad December 18, 2009 at #

      You are if you don’t get to be in on the candy consumption.

      As to what’s up over here, I am nearly completely clueless. Though I might search for one clue here: she gets cared for one afternoon a week by a radicalesbian grandmother who was going to be a human shield in Iraq, right before W’s war there (I mean, nominated by her regional Buddhist Peace Fellowship peeps), but ultimately didn’t go because she had a fresh grandchild, and realized she was needed here.

      Sometimes her framing of issues can seem stark, a little more black & white than I’d pose (radical, maybe?). But it fits perfectly into the stout hearts of children, who feel right and wrong very strongly, and see no reason (yet) why we all can’t go out and just fix things. Surely one of the top 5 reasons humans keep propagating. This vision is often very hard to keep clear long enough for us olsters realize it.

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