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Inauguration Ceremony Kid-Unfriendly, Organizers Say

Submitted by on Sunday, December 7, 2008No Comment

barack_obamaAccording to The Houston Chronicle, organizers for the Barack Obama inauguration ceremony don’t recommend bringing the kids. In fact, they’re banning strollers and large bags from the event.

Carole Florman, spokeswoman for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, said: “An event where you will have 1 million people is inherently kid-unfriendly. They are shorter than everyone else; they can be stepped on. Parents should think long and hard about bringing a small kid to an event with 1 million people.”

Y’know? I’d have to agree. Couple that with the fact that you’d be standing (in one place) outside, in January, for at least 4 hours; and it doesn’t sound like something any small child would enjoy.

That doesn’t mean you can’t take the kids to Washington DC during this historic time. The DC area in general is very kid friendly. While you’re there, kids can explore so many facets of our history in settings that are made just for them. Check out our articles on taking the kids to Washington DC.

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