Friday, January 30, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

These days, everybody has an opinion about what our new president should be doing... even kids!

The after-school tutoring program 826 asked students from around the country to write letters to the President-Elect. A compilation of these letters, called Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids Letters to President Obama was released on Inauguration Day.

Check out this (ADORABLE!) video, featuring some of the authors reading their original works:

We've also reposted some of the best letters below:

Dear President Obama,
Here is a list of the first ten things you should do as president:
1. Fly to the White House in a helicopter.
2. Walk in.
3. Wipe feet.
4. Walk to the Oval Office.
5. Sit down in a chair
6. Put hand sanitizer on hands.
7. Enjoy moment.
8. Get up.
9. Get in car.
10. Go to the dog pound.

Chandler Browne, age 12, Chicago
Dear President Obama,
Are you going to be pictured on our money? How do you get in the White House? Do you like Abraham Lincoln? Do you have a big backyard? Martin Luther King, Jr. had big fans. How many fans do you have? You could help us by giving us food. I am Luis Ramirez. I go to school at Mayberry. I like to play video games.

Luis Ramirez, age 8, Los Angeles
Dear President-elect Obama,
Congratulations on the election. My name is Moses Williams, I am 12 years old and I want to be a director. The job of president is kind of like being a director. "Director of the country!" I think if I were older, more experienced, and in this position I could help you with relationships with other countries because, well, most of the world doesn't really like us and a lot of my friends were people who didn't like me at first. Thank you for reading.

Moses Williams, New York
You are just like a big me.

Avante Price, age 7, Seattle