Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kizie and the Candidates

My little sister pays a lot more attention to politics than I did in 1st grade. We've had quite a few interesting conversations in the last few days.

Monday - I picked her up from school.

"Amber! We voted at school today!"
"Who did you vote for?"
"John McCain!!!"
"So, who won?"
"We don't find out til tomorrow."

"Amber, I'm not sure what this says, but I think Barak Obama wrote Harry Potter."
"Um, I don't think so. J. K. Rowling did."
"Well, I don't know what this says then."
(I look at her scholastic news)
"This says that Harry Potter is Obama's favorite kids book."
"Oh. I have something in commom with Barak Obama? Oh! Look John McCain likes tacos and I like tacos!"

Tuesday - I called her after school.

"So, who won the school election?"
"John McCain!"
"Who do you think is going to win the regular election?"
"We just don't know yet."

Wednesday - My mom wakes her up.

"Barak Obama is our new president."
"Sweet niblets."

- I call her after school again.
"What do you think about the election."
"Well, John McCain didn't win."
"Barak Obama will probably still do a good job."
"All I know is all the kids at school are saying 'Barak Obama kills babies.'"
"Oh! Well, that's not really true. Ask mom, she'll tell you."
"I don't know."

1 comment:

Stefiny said...

That last one is shocking!! Crazy what kids can pick up from their parents.
I remember, in first grade, voting for Bush Sr in our school election, and a fellow student told me that he steals from the poor and gives to the rich.