Setti Warren: I wanted to experience this with my kids

Setti Warren: I wanted to experience this with my kids

Our mayor published an essay today on MassLive that begins…

My two kids probably could not think of anything more torturous than being forced to watch a boring speech by the President of the United States, but I made them watch President Obama’s farewell address last Tuesday, anyway.

 

I told them the things parents usually say: You might learn something. You’re witnessing history. When the president addresses the nation, everyone should listen.

 

But the truth is, making them watch our first African-American president say goodbye was more about me than them. I didn’t even care if they paid attention; this was a moment I wanted to experience with my arms around them.

Read the rest here.

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