Tuesday, November 04, 2008

We'll see...


Today is a big day. Chip brought Brock and Bella along with him to vote. They were happy to see what it was all about. Brock is very interested in the outcome. As most of us are!
Bella said to me the other day, "When you grow up a little bit more maybe you can be the president... we've never had a girl president before!". (Her first grade class has talked a bit about the election and she has seen some 'coverage' on Nickelodeon channel.) But before I could even respond to her she quickly asked, "Wait, do you even know how to be the president? You could go to a special school and learn how to act like a president- then I'll vote for you!"
I just hope whoever gets this big responsibilty knows how to be humble.
That's my vote... a little humilty in this role goes a long way.
So I took Ava along with me "to go vote" and on the way out of the building she said, "Now we can go to the beach!". I laughed and said, "Um, it's a little bit warm today (58 right now!), but it's not a good day to go to the beach; we do that in the summer". She looked at me and said, "But we're supposed to go boating!".
Poor girl! I guess we lost a little something in our communications, but she's alright with that since I promised she can do some scrapping. She's become quite the little creating queen lately. Maybe I can learn a little something from her. Then it's on to presidential-acting school for me. =)

9 comments:

jsprik said...

out of the mouths of babes, how cute!! humble?? that's not a characteristic you see much anymore, is it?? i try to remember that every good gift comes from above...i think i just quoted the Bible!! ;) hugs and prayers...

Holly said...

Oh, I love it. Go boating. How adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Jane-Jane said...

love the way little ones think/interpret things!

you can tell her that even in SC it's to cold to go boating today. and it would help if we had water in our lake to go boating :( we got a boat, just no water.

Mike and Brianna said...

Very cute! If your girly likes to scrap there is a new kids can scrap website you should check it out! http://www.kidscanscrap.com/ I'm off to vote in a few when the hubby gets home for lunch. I hope the lines won't be too long.

mel said...

too funny about the boating! that happened to me in 2004 as i was returning from the polls with my then 2 year old Mary. She kept looking for the boats and broke into tears when we just came back home. when they are little this must seem like a big to-do about nothing. :)

Shalay said...

LOL. That totally cracked me up. Your kids are a riot.

Rachel said...

what a sweet story! good luck at president school :)

MH72 said...

So funny to read you brought your kids to the voting as my husband and I ALWAYS bring our kids when voting - always. For me it is just SO important to teach them what democracy is all about and to teach them how lucky we are that in our part of the world (Denmark) people have the right to vote.

And actually they love to go with us - and I know it is because of what I teach them (and have nothing to do with the fact that the officials hand out candy to all the kids that comes along *LOL*!)

And of course - if you ran for President I would vote for you (that is if I was allowed to vote in the US!!).

Andi & Theresa said...

I found your blog one day and can't stop reading it. I love how open and honest you are about life. You and your family are very strong people.

It's to funny when you hear things that come out of kids mouth. I have a little girl and I am still amazed at how she comes up with these things.

ANdi