So, I was watching a You Tube video of Biden that someone had sent me, when Meggers came out of the bedroom and asked me who he was? We’ve talked a little about the election with her, but it was obvious to me that she wanted to know a little more. So, I began to explain the election a little more with the help of this website. So here’s how it went..
“Who’s that Mommy?”
“That’s Joe Biden, he’s running for Vice President.” She looked at me a bit puzzled.
“You know how you’ve been learning a little bit about the different presidents in school?”
“I dunno Mommy”.
This is a standard answer in our house that drives me nuts..lol I realized I’d need to go a little deeper with her.
“Let’s go on the computer and learn a little about the election and the president okay?”
So we ended up going through each page on the website I listed above until she started to get a bit bored. I think she got a pretty good grasp of what the election was about. I told her that Barack Obama and John McCain were in a competition to be president and talked to her a bit about how people vote for who they want.
“Mommy who are you voting for?”
“Well, Mommy likes Barack Obama.”
Meggers paused for a minute, gave me a snarky little smile and said
“Well I don’t, I like John McCain.”
At first, the liberal hairs on the back of my neck bristled and I wanted to say “Nooooo.” However, I like that Meggers isn’t afraid to disagree with me. I knew she was doing what she normally does, choosing the opposite of whatever I picked so, I gave her a little hug and said
“Meggers that’s the beauty of it, you have a choice.”
I’ve always been a pretty liberal democrat, but now it seems I’m raising a wee Republican…lol