I don’t know about you, but we were shocked when Hillary Clinton did not win the presidential election this week. I am unashamedly a Hillary supporter, and as the mother of two girls, I was pretty excited about the message having a female president could send to my daughters. Right before the election, I told L (age 2.5), “We might have our first girl president!” she responded with, “Can I be president with her, Mommy?” What follows is an informal interview I did with her on her own campaign platform — the future of America?
Me: What would you do if you were President?
L: I would do some work like Hillary. I going to TALK! I would sing on the microwave phone. I would do some pink work. And some more pink work.
Me: When you’re President, you get to help make some new rules. What rules would you make?
L: Everyone has to vote. All the kids have to play! And the grown-ups have to play and go to church.
Me: What else?
L: Nothing! That’s enough!
Me: What would you eat for dinner if you were President?
L: Rice, and broccoli, and chicken!
L: [whispering] I want to be the donut President. Oh… my goodness!
I’d say that’s a pretty solid platform. I don’t know about you, but I’m with her!
Are you just as shocked/scared/confused/worried as I am? Check out my post on how to teach diversity and love for all fellow humans to our impressionable young children: What’s On Our Most Important Shelf — World Peace Shelf.