With the Presidential election looming, TV commercials and road signs are inundating all of us with political rhetoric. But, it seems we adults aren’t the only one paying attention.
Yesterday, my two youngest kids (Madison, 9 and Paul, 8) told me that their school is holding a mock election in which the students will cast their votes for President. Our conversation went like this:
Madison: “I don’t know who to vote for.”
Me: “Well, what have the teachers been teaching you about the candidates?”
Madison (with exasperation): “Nothing! So I don’t have a clue what to do!”
Paul: “I know who I’m voting for.”
Me: “Oh, really? Who?”
Me: “Why are you voting for Romney?”
Paul: “You know Obama’s wife? Well, she changed Cookie Monster to Veggie Monster. That’s not cool. So, I’m voting for Romney.”
So, there you have it folks. Romney wins on the basis of chocolate chip cookies. Hopefully, you’ve given more consideration to November 6th than my son, but we should all follow his lead and be prepared to vote. It’s one of our greatest privileges as Americans. See you at the polls!