Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ethan's Vote



Ok...my house is in shambles, we had a big yard sale today, and this week has been nuts and so I can't justify anymore blogging today, well until I get it back into liveable conditions, I'd hate for the place to be condemned...but I just had to relay this...

Ethan came into my room earlier and this is how it went down

E: Momma did you know we have a new President?
A: No...ummm...who is it?
E: Barrack Obama
A: (Stunned. I didn't even know he knew the name Barrack Obama....where did he learn that...hmmm...maybe he overheard us talking politics...)
E: We voted in school and he won. I'm kinda like a grown up aren't I? My class picks the President every time, momma. One kid voted for that John guy but everybody else voted for Barrack Obama...
A: Well, who did you vote for?
E: Duh...Barrack Obama. He's the winner. I always vote for the winner.
A: Well, how did you know he was gonna be the winner?
E: (looks at me like I am an idiot) Mom! Everybody knows he's gonna be the winner!
A: I then tell him who "dad" and I voted for...
E: Well it looks like you guys lost cause Barrack Obama is going to be the President...

I'm still getting used to the fact that my 5 year old has just said Barrack Obama 15 times...where the heck did he learn that. The funniest part is how perfectly he said it, like this little guy still calls gloves "glubs" and an eraser is an "mraser" but he says Barrack Obama with perfect diction! And it was the strangest moment when I was talking to this boy about who should be President, it reminded me of when I was in Kindergarten and the 1988 election happened that year between Dukakis and Bush Sr. My parents were telling me to vote for Bush in my Kindergarten election and I remember so clearly as if it were yesterday, not 20 years ago, that I checked the box next to Dukakis, feeling very sneaky and rebellious. I guess the apple doesn't fall to far from the tree...

6 comments:

Emily said...

Wow that is such a grown up conversation to have with your 5 year old. I too recall voting democrat in ever elementary school election for the sake of rebellion, and now vote republican. At least I stopped rebelling when it matters.

lindsey dubree said...

I THINK E-MONEY INHERITED MY GOOD SENSE...

Michelle said...

too too funny! The only political conversation I remember having as a kid was with my grandparents when I was probably 6 or 7-- they were staunch democrats and my parents very republican-- so I guess that is what makes me independent! I voted like you though-- at the end of the day I just couldn't trust Obama.

Sha said...

So you guys got early voting? Nice! Tomorrow's going to be CRAZY.

Eyepoke said...

Funny.

Obama... You'd have to be about 5 to vote for him.

The Thompsons said...

Okay Ethan just made me laugh out loud!! I love that kid!