Good Monday to you all! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We did. It was lazy, just the way we like them.
You may remember a while back when Indy was indignant about what he saw on Oprah's Earth Day show and decided to write the President a letter. We sent the letter off around the beginning of May and didn't think much about it. He felt good for having done something and that made me happy. Around the middle of July, we went to the post office to pick up our mail and had a package slip. We went to the counter and our package was a a large envelope with Indy's name on it. I looked at the return address and it was from The White House! Indy flipped out and insisted we open it right there. The post office wasn't busy and the workers gathered around (Indy announced loudly that he had a package from the President) to see what was inside. There were several things, but chief among them was a letter from the President himself. Indy was overjoyed and insisted I read it aloud. If you click the image below you can see his response. I'm sure someone else wrote it, but it is signed in ink, not with a stamp.
Also included were a map of the White House with all kinds of information on it and on the back, a FAQ on what it's like to be President. Indy found all that very interesting. There was also a signed photo of Obama (again, ink, not a stamp).
But the most fascinating thing (according to Indy) was a photo of Bo Obama, the President's dog. Oh, happy day! Indy loves dogs and finds Bo (or Bobama as we like to call him) very interesting. On the back of the photo is all sorts of information about Bo including his favorite food: tomatoes. Who knew?
Needless to say, this was all a very big deal to Indy. And to us too, what parent wouldn't be proud? Indy thinks he's the luckiest kid in the world (this might be true)because not only is he friends with a 4 star General (who happens to know Obama), but he's also friends with the President. I think my boy is going places.