My conversation today with Joseph:
Me: “Joseph do you remember how I talked to you about voting? Well today is the day that they count up all the votes and tell us who is president!”
Joseph: “How many votes do they have to count?”
Me: “A lot because everyone in the whole country who is 21 and older can vote. Oops! I mean 18 or older can vote!”
Brian (who was joining us for some pumpkin pancakes for lunch): “Yes, and next time we vote you will be EIGHT years old!”
Joseph: “But I won’t be able to vote, because I won’t be 18 or older!”
Me: “Yes, we mean that next time Mommy and Daddy can vote you will be eight.”
J: “And who will be my mommy when you are voting?”
Me: “Ummm….me. I will be your mommy.”
J: “But while you are voting, who will she be?”
Me: “well…I will me your mommy. I voted last week- was I your mommy then?”
J: Shakes head.
Me: “Ummmm, yes I was.”
J: “Oh, I thought you meant last week when I was in your tummy.”
So, that was our little election education.
Just be glad I didn’t try to explain the Electoral College….
Happy Election Day!
(Last presidential election voting here.)