Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes...

Apparently the kids at school had their own presidential election this year. (Can you guess who won with the elementary crowd?) Even a 5 year old kindergarten girl couldn't escape the political mania of the past several months! It's kind of sad really. Shouldn't she be learning to read, playing house and legos and little kid stuff?

Today I took my little girl with me to the midwife. We had a chance to spend about an hour in the car together. We were listening to the radio when the news came on. Out of the blue she asked me if Obama was a good man or a bad man!

Hmmm. How do I respond? In my experience kids don't usually need as much information as we think they do. So I keep it simple. But honest.

I said. "I don't know, but I don't like some of the things he has done as president so far."

In a low serious voice, my daughter says to me, "I think I made a mistake voting for him."

I said, "I think a lot of people are feeling the very same way right now."