Monday, October 20, 2008

Voting With A Five-Year-Old

We're driving to the library so that I can participate in early voting. He's five and has just gotten back from doing the same thing with his mom. He asks me a question from his backseat car seat.

"Daddy, who is the leader of America right this minute?"

I reply, "President Bush."

"And we're voting for one of the two other guys because he's tired of being the leader?"

"Well, actually..." And I give him my best 60-second answer about things like term limits and such. I talk about how no one can be president forever and that we take turns, kind of like how he and his sister must take turns doing things. I finish and look forward to answering any follow-up questions he might have.

"Daddy?"

"Yes?"

"If you get a dead ant and put chocolate on it, it will taste like chocolate."

And the rest of our conversation was a lot more fun.

4 comments:

monstermash said...

He's so cute!

Mel said...

Awww...that is just beyond precious!!!

My little fiercely-liberal political chip off the block told me, today: "Mommy, you need to get McCain's email address and type him a message that says, 'Dear McCain, Why are you such an A-hole?'"

I told her I would, but I don't want to live at Gitmo.

Kids... gotta love 'em. (It's the law.) *GGGG*

Mel.

Gnightgirl said...

So. He's going to be a chef. I'll have to try that recipe.

Geoff said...

He would win any debate with change-of-topic tactics like that...