Friday, November 7, 2008

Gavin's Thoughts On the President

Wednesday morning on the way to school I was telling Gavin who the new president was.

He knew that both Ken and I had voted to elect a new president.

So I was going over how McCain and Obama were both wanting to be president but only one could win. I told him how all the people in America had a chance to vote for who they wanted and the person with the most votes wins.

Gavin - Why do we need a new president?

Me - Because you can only be president for a certain amount of time and then it is someone elses turn.

I thought I was pretty smart by making it be about taking turns.

Gavin - You mean it was because the old president got too old.

What? Where did he get that???

Me - No, Gavin, we have to take turns being president and now it is Obama's turn.

Gavin - Why didn't the other guy win?

Me- Because he didn't get enough votes.

Gavin-- You mean because he was too old?

What????

Me - No, he didn't get enough votes, Obama got more.

Gavin - Is Obama old then?

Me- NO! No one is old. Why do you keep saying that?

Gavin- I don't know.

After a bit of silence Gavin says: I think Grandpa is pretty old so he probably cant be president, right mom?

Me: ( after a huge sigh of defeat ) yes Gavin, whatever you say.

8 comments:

Happy2bme said...

Too cute!

georgie said...

awwww thats priceless! Kids say the cutest things at times!

On The Verge said...

That is too cute!

Ellie Bags said...

Very cute!

Andrea said...

haha...that's adorable...guess he realllly wanted it to be about someone being too old! ;)

Dina said...

you ARE pretty smart by making it about taking turns!!! quick thinking.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

So cute...you should get his input on other things...wonder what he'd say about the state of the economy?

Tiffany said...

That is so cute! I bet his grandpa loved that!