Thursday, November 6, 2008

My 5 Year Old Nephew and the Mock Election.

Tuesday my 5 year old nephew came home from school and told his mommy that he voted at school today. I was really surprised that kindergartners were voting in the mock election - far too young to understand what it's all about but I guess start them early.

His mommy asked him who he voted for and he said "John McCain". She asked him "why did you vote for him?" and his answer was hilarious!!!! "because if Barack Obama wins he is going to take away all our electricity and I won't have any lights. I don't like the dark." My sister stifled back her giggles as she asked him where he heard that - on the bus of course - some older kid told him this little untruth. His mommy assured him that the lights weren't going to go out if Barack Obama wins the election and he seemed okay with that answer.

I really wish I could have been around when he told his daddy this story. His daddy is about as liberal left as you can get (while my parents are definitely religious right) and I bet it killed him that in his very first chance to vote his son chose a Republican! LOL

Well Barack Obama won and the lights are still on! ;-)


Queen-Size funny bone said...

well they probably voted with more infromation than my 86 year old father in law with dementia.

pessimisticredhead said...

Super Nephew (first grade) also had a mock election. Because he spends his morning in a special needs classroom and afternoon in a typical classroom, he vote twice: once for John McCain and once for Obama!