Mama Diaries

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Budding Politicians

All of the election publicity has my kids talking politics.

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said, "I want to be President when I grow up."

"That's nice," I said.  "You'd be a good President."

"What do I have to do to become President?"

"You have to go to school and study history, and government, and law," I explained.

My eleven-year-old daughter added her two cents to the conversation.  "I'm going to go to Harvard law school."

"I hope you get a good scholarship for that," I said.

She continued.  "Then I'm going to be the governor of Vermont."

"Vermont?  Why Vermont?  You're not from Vermont."  I couldn't understand that girl's thinking.

"Because that's where Ben and Jerry's ice cream started.  And I like the Americone Dream flavor."

Of course.



  1. hahaha makes perfect sense, sure she'll get it for free too.

  2. I will vote for your daughter!! And I don't even live in Vermont (apparently you don't either!). But gotta love Ben and Jerry!!!! And, I agree - - Americone Dream flavor is awesome !

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    1. After she explained it, it makes perfect sense to me, too!

  4. I like how she reasons things out. :)

  5. Haha! I'd move to Vermont and run for President if it meant a lifetime supply of Ben & Jerry's! :-D

  6. I like her thinking! I've left you a tag on my blog, Sherry if you are interested :)

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    1. I've never been there. I'd like to see it in the fall. I bet it's pretty!

  8. Your kids are brilliant! I love the way they think!

    And...Virginia Wright just notified me that I won your book! Yeah! Terrific! Wonderful! Awesome!

    I can't wait to read it.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! :-D

  9. As soon as I saw Vermont, I knew the reason had to be Ben & Jerry's. I think just like an 11 year old.


  10. I love the way your kids think. I haven't tried the Americone Dream flavor yet. I have yet to find one here but I love Ben and Jerry's.

  11. It makes more sense than your average politician. Now, where's that ice-cream? :)