I Know Who Gets My Vote

suttonforpresidentMy husband was reading a book about Barack Obama to the kids tonight, and it mentioned that he was the 44th president overall but the first who was African-American.

Me: “Did you guys know that? He’s the first African-American president?”

Bennett: “So all the 43 other presidents were our color?”

Me: “Yes.”

Bennett: “That’s crazy.”

Me: “I agree. And they were all men, too. There still hasn’t been a woman president.”

Sutton: “I just want the next one to be a woman, like Shirley (sic) Clinton! Are there any other women who want to be president?”

Me: “Right now, just one. Her name is Carly Fiorina, but we don’t like her.”

Sutton: “Why not?”

Me: “Well, for one thing, she doesn’t think Daddy and I should be able to get married.”

Sutton: “WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?”

Me: “Really. I told you there were people like that, right? Well, she doesn’t think two men should be allowed to marry each other.”

Sutton: “And does she not think a woman should be able to marry a woman?”

Me: “That’s right. She doesn’t.”

Sutton: “So she doesn’t think people should be GAY?!”

Me: “You could say that.”

Sutton: “That’s CRAZY!!!”

Me: “Isn’t it?”

Sutton: “Daddy, I think she would be a VERY bad president.”

Well, I know someone who would make a very good president…. someday…

20 comments on “I Know Who Gets My Vote

  1. I swear everything should be run through a kid sanity check. If it doesn’t make sense to a six year old, it just doesn’t make sense. I mean, there are some exceptions to this of course, like explaining your digestive tract or where babies come from is pretty tough explain to a tiny person, but for the most part it’s a good rule of thumb. Smart girl!

  2. I was talking to my 9yo about this, can’t remember how we got onto the subject, but he asked me when we (in the UK) first had an Asian or Black prime minister. And the answer was… we haven’t. Ever. And only one woman. He couldn’t believe it. I’m glad these kids are the future.

  3. I only hope that I will be alive to vote for Sutton. You are the most enlightened parents who are raising children who will enlighten those that they come in contact with every day.

  4. During my first year as a teacher, a little (4 yo) girl said ‘When I grow up I’m going to marry Eva’… when a little boy said “No, girls can’t marry girls”, being the year same-sex marriage was legalised in the UK, it felt great to say “Actually, they can!”
    To which he replied, “Oh… well I’ll marry my Daddy then”
    Children are the best.

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