Article II and the 20th Amendment

I think, no matter your political persuasion, the Inauguration of an American President is a very Cool Thing and truly - the peaceful transfer of power is not to be taken lightly even in this day and age. I love things like this - and yes, I am a total Geek. I love Americana and I grew up in the DC area and participated in two Presidential Inaugurations. Geek that I am we're going to go to this one, too. So, unless there is precipitation falling from the sky we're planning to be among the throng on The Mall to see the swearing in.

What are your plans for the day? Do you know how to explain what is going on to your kids?

Here are a couple of Cool Ideas:

In the Washington Post on Tuesday, January 20th, there will be a do-it-yourself, Pop Up Inaugural Swearing-in ceremony that was designed by Carol Barton, author of The Pocket Paper Engineer: How to Make Pop-Ups Step By Step. To hear more about this you can listen to an interview with Scott Simon on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.

Kids off the Couch is a website devoted to just what it sounds like - getting kids up and moving. But I love how they pair up indoor and outdoor activities in order to motivate kids and families. Go read the information for the Inaugural. It's good for adults and kids alike. There are talking points for all ages of kids. Information for the broadcasts. Be sure to register to get the regular emails. Even if you aren't in one of the cities listed you'll still get great ideas for ways to get your Kids off the Couch.

Whatever Cool Idea you choose be part of the day. It's historic and it'll be amazing in so many Cool ways.

[It shouldn't be stretch to realize that this post title is taken from the parts of the Constitution that discuss the swearing in and Inauguration of the President. If you haven't read it in awhile. Check it out. It's a very Cool Idea.]


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