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…Teddy Roosevelt, that is.

Aidan’s school recently had its open house – and it is tradition for the 3rd graders to host a “wax museum.” The students pick a historical figure, write a speech in the voice of that person, then dress up and present the speech at the open house when their “button” (drawn in red sharpie!) is pushed.

My boy choose Teddy Roosevelt.

Here he is, in costume:

A new millennial version of the original Rough Rider himself....

A new millennial version of the original Rough Rider himself....

He was very nervous before the open house – was a little soft-spoken during his time as a wax figure – but I was very proud of his performance. He did not let his fears get in his way – he memorized a wonderful speech he’d written – and he really worked very hard at this project.

As a parent, it was great.

And the bonus was seeing all the other 3rd grade students in their roles as historical figures. At the open house, we learned about Marco Polo, Babe Didricksen, Princess Diana, Marian Anderson, Anne Frank, Lou Gehrig, among others. It was a rich evening of great performances and interesting lessons about famous people who made a difference.

In our house, what Aidan does never goes unnoticed. Here’s another version of TR – Lindsey style:

Teddy (Lindsey) holds Teddy Bear in the all-family salute to Teddy Roosevelt

Teddy (Lindsey) holds Teddy Bear in the all-family salute to Teddy Roosevelt

Nora also paid tribute to the Rough Rider…

Nora's version of TR

Nora's version of TR

Of course, without Teddy Roosevelt there would not have been the Teddy Bear…

Here's a copy of the original tribute to TR - the teddy bear

Here's a copy of the original tribute to TR - the teddy bear

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