Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, the future President of the United States

So Kiyomi graduated from elementary school in June and I didn't write about it here although I've had every intention of doing so. Like so many things, I mean well, but can never find the time. Just like that bag of dry cleaning I've been meaning to take in forever, although someone pointed out that by the time I do all the clothes in there will be totally outdated. But I told them, who are you kidding - shoulder pads and rainbow suspenders will never go out of style.

Where was I?

Oh yes - Kiyomi graduated!

We are so very proud of our Kiyomi. Along with being just generally awesome and original (who else would name a mass of tangles in their hair 'Bob' and then hold a small, reverent ceremony for 'him' when we had to cut the unruly mass out with a pair of scissors?) she graduated with honors, at the top of her class and received a pin and a letter from President Barack Obama. This caused a bit of a conflict in our household - Kira also received one when she graduated from elementary school two years ago, but hers was signed by then-president George W Bush, a fact she wasn't happy about. As you can imagine Kiyomi wasted no time in pointing out how hers was signed by the 'better' president. And who can argue with that? Also, If you'll remember, Kiyomi has a beef with Dubya that goes way back and she didn't mince words in this letter she wrote him in second grade:

Dear George bush,

Hello! I am Kiyomi and my favorite color is magenta. Here is a sugjestun (sic) for you: Go to another country! Don't you say no to that sugjestun!

Now that I told you that, I will tell you more about me. I have a nice teacher I mean terrific teacher. I love art and manga. Now that I told you some stuff about me you can go along and ruin some other state.

your destroyer,


Congratulations Kiyomi! We love you to pieces. Now, go change the world.

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  1. I am sure the lolz and pride you felt outweighed the inconvenience of being put on a Homeland Security watch list.

  2. Best letter to a President EVER followed by best comment ever!

  3. NorCal Sistah7/29/2009 7:41 PM

    My favorite part is always the sign off "your destroyer". That is classic Kiyomi. Unique, beautiful and funny -- she is a triple threat and I am impossibly proud of her!

  4. University Park Nanny7/30/2009 8:33 AM

    Hi..I just came across your blog because im addicted to reading peoples blogs..anyways..I thought it was funny your daughter wrote to dubya. I wrote him a letter when I was 11 and he was still governor of texas where im from. I thought I was the only kid that did that.. How cute! I disliked him then.and now And the irony.. Im a nanny just two blocks away from where him and laura now live.. Take care!

  5. I've often thought that's how suggestion should be spelled! For Kiyomi, I'm willing to write the M-W people! She's awesome.

  6. Congratulations Kiyomi! I would vote for you any day. (And your letter should be required college reading.)


  7. How thoughtful of her to spell phonetically so he could read what she wrote.

    And what was Dubya's response?

  8. Congrats to Kiyomi! She's a gorgeous girl. And smart too. :-)

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  10. You must have been really proud. These are the best things in life. I hope you well enough always. By the way, there's a new social networking site dedicated to parents and kids, it's called - it's a place for Moms, Dads, and Kids! Now, there’s even a chance to win a free iPod Nano!. It would be so nice of you to join our parents’ forums and polls. Thanks a lot and have a great day!


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