The last few days spent watching Obama's inauguration and the surging hope and optimism of the American people has left me feeling inspired, energised and enthusiastic... and I'm British and have a lot to learn about American politics!
The more I hear about him, the more I want to find out; I've taken to scouring the BBC and Times websites with my post breakfast coffee as opposed to lurking on Net A Porter, Celebrity Baby Scoop or Who What Wear Daily! We purchased both his books yesterday and after a week of talking about him, Small Child can now pronounce his name properly - for a while there he was known as Caramak Bama!
I think she's taken on board my obsession! She constantly asked to see pictures of his two daughters and liked the coats that they wore for the ceremony; she asked me who the lady was that he was dancing with at one of the inauguration balls and even sat on my lap to watch his first presidential speech - in full! I'm glad that she's shown an interest and I admit to fueling the fire this week, after all, it is one of the better moments that will make up her grasp of modern history.
Feel free to admire the U.S. Lego flag that I made for her; trust me, this was a seriously good effort for me as I don't have a huge amount of creative flair when it comes to Lego. I guess that doesn't really go with their ethos of there being no limit except that of your imagination! But she loves it even if it doesn't correctly show the number of states and isn't very practical to wave about!