Each year, our school hosts “The Living Museum”. The kids pick an interesting person from history and read a biography about them. They memorize notes about them. Then on the day of the Museum, they dress up like their character and share their memorized story with everyone who passes by their booth.
The whole process can be quite intimidating for them.
This year, Oaks chose to be JFK. So we’ve been reading his biography and it’s intriguing. The dynamics of his family life, like always bing the younger, scrawny, sick one, combined with the experiences of his teenage years, so clearly shaped him into the man he needed to eventually become to be president of the United States. He wasn’t the “favored” one. He was the wild-eyed passionate one, with a hankering for climbing trees and getting into mischief. Everyone always said his brother, Joe Jr., would be the president one day.
But clearly, …