Monday, November 3, 2008

Just when you think she is a genuis

This post should have the subtitle, "When you know that CNN/AC360/Meet the Press/etc is on the TV too much in your house..."

Megan is apparently into politics. She asks a million questions and many of them are frighteningly deep. Not just for a 4 year old, for a 40 year old. Since Mel posted about her children's political interests and shenanigans, I'll share with you a conversation we recently had in the car...

Megan: "Mom, who are you going to vote for?"

Me: "I don't know yet."

Megan: "I'm voting."

Me: "Really? Who are you voting for?"

Megan: "Well, at first I wanted to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. But now I think I'll vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin."

Me: "Hmmm. Why?"

Megan: "I like Sarah Palin."

Me: "Oh? Why?"

Megan: "Because she is for America, and I am for America. I really like America."

Me: "I like America too. What else do you know about her?"

Megan: "She's pretty and she looks like Miss Kelly [my best friend]."

Me: "Well, that's true but those aren't good reasons to vote for someone."

Megan: "I think we should keep President Bush [Leah stifles a shriek], but you told me he had to go. And I agree, 8 years IS a long time."

Me: "So why John McCain and Sarah Palin?"

Megan: "It's important to love America and they love America."

Me: "Do you think that Barack Obama and Joe Biden don't love America?"

Megan: "Hmm, I guess they do too. I don't like war. I want to vote for who will end the war."

Me: "Yes, peace is very important. They will all end the war, it's just a matter of who will end it quicker."

Megan: "Well, you know I like to do stuff fast. Super fast. Zoom! I can run SO fast, Mom!"

Me: [sidestepping a discussion about foreign relations policy and troop withdrawal plans] "So, how do you feel about taxes?"

Megan: "Taxes? What do they taste like?"

Like the title says, just when you think she is a genuis...


Ashley said...

This is SO hilarious! I can only imagine carrying on this conversation with a 4 year old.

Sunny said...

OMG This is the best ever! You gotta love kids! I think she is a genious. I agree with everything she said. She should run for president! She seems to understand it all better than either candidates. :)

Caro said...

The scary thing is that the "he loves America" argument seems to appeal to lots of people who are older than 4.

Bean said...

So cute! And so good to hear from you. How are you all doing? My kid announced the other day that she hopes the candidate her dad and I are NOT voting for will win. It took about every ounce of willpower I had not to try to debate her on it. We still haven't gotten a very definitive reason for her opinion on this, but we've had lots of conversation about how everyone is entitled to their own opinion, how important voting is, and that you don't have to tell anyone who you vote for. It's all be a good reminder for me, but I still choke a little whenever she discusses her preference for this election. ;)

Mrs M@sk said...

A bit like chicken!

Sky said...

OMG! That is hysterically funny - I love that kid; she should be MY kid! I would just love a kid like that - having these grown-up conversations and then sliding off into some ridiculousness (I mean, it's me - totally!).

What do they taste like! HAAAA!


Kami said...

Too cute!