Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Q: How do you talk politics with a 6 year old?

A: You DON'T!!! lol

Jayla has been out of school for 2 days (yesterday and today). Monday, it was for Presidents day and today was a teachers work day. OBVIOUSLY, sometime last week, the kids were taught about the upcoming Presidents Day holiday. Just about all year they have been learning different things about the presidents. And due to them being smack in the middle of learning about all the different currencies...the names of the presidents keeps coming up.

Which leads me to a conversation (actually, more like a monologue) that I had with Jayla yesterday in Target.

It went a little something like this:

J: "Mom, did you vote for George Clooney?"
M: (through caught off guard laughter) "WHAT?"
J: "Did you vote for George Clooney??"
M: "George Clooney? Sweetie, he's not the president, he's an actor."
J: "Not un! He was the first president of the United Stakes!"
M: "Jayla? George Washington was the first president of the United States, not George Clooney."
J: "WELL...George Clooney IS the president...just like his daddy was!"

NOTE: Ok, now I'm confused. Are we talking about the first president or the current president?

M: "Look baby, George Washington was the first president. George W. Bush is president now, just like his dad, George H. Bush WAS the president. And George Clooney is an actor."
J: "WELL...I just know that George Clooney lives in that big white house and he has white hair!"

Alright, time out!!! I'm no dummy...I can see that this conversation is NEVER gonna end. Simply because she's gonna believe what she wants to believe. Through laughter, I continue to TRY and tell her how it REALLY is. As well as try to think of a show or movie that she might've seen George Clooney in. The only one that came to mind was, "O' brother, where art thou?" (I love that movie). She says she remembers who he is. But then says to me, "Mom, that's just silly! He can't be an actor AND the president!" Which just makes me laugh even harder...because I'm thinking...That's what YOU think! LOL

Anyway, I finally convince her of who all the George's are. And she ends the conversation by telling me, "Mom, I love you! And I respect you too!...Mom, what is respect anyways?" LOL (that one is a little easier to explain than who's in office)

I love having conversations with Jayla. Oh, the mind of a child. Today, she asked me what the Mayor does. UGH!!! This girl is too much and WAY beyond her 6 years. Gotta love it....


Babydoll said...

Hi, I'm Ken

That is too cute!! I love your blog. I hope you don't mind if I link you on mine. :D

Amy Mae said...

Ms. Dawn...give that girl some kisses for me! She is just too darn cute for her own good! Maybe I will be lucky enough to have a little girl half as smart as Jayla. She is the reason for loving little girls:)

Kimberly said...

Too cute...my son is six and we have had the same conversation. Hope u are having a great day.

Jude said...

We need to et her and Lincoln together... imagine the covo then??? LOL.

Gretchen said...

Too cute. Tell you what...I'd vote for George Clooney. :)

Brown English Muffin said...

George Bush is an actor!!! LOL

Lynilu said...

Oh, goodness! I vaguely remember a few strange conversations with my kids when they were young, also! But that girl of yours is sumptin else!!! I just love her! Please give her a hug form me, OK?

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, how FUNNY!!!! I love your conversations!

I'm glad to know that my conversations with Scout will get no less interesting as she gets older. LOL

You know, there are A LOT of Georges in the world...

Susie Q said...

This was adorable!!

Grace always tells people that George Bush was the first president of the US. She gets them mixed up...Bush...Washington...A George is a George I guess!

Hmmm....George Clooney in the White House...now that is something to think about! *smile*


Patti said...

Oh boy I see I have a lot to look forward to in three years!