Monday, February 16, 2009

...I thought it would be fun to interview my younger kids to see how they view the presidency.

First off is T, my 5 year old son.

T, who is our president?


Who was our last president?

I can't remember. Mom, what is his name? What is his name?

George W. Bush?

No, that's not it.

Yes, that's the last president.

No, that's the one before.


So T, what does the president do for his job?

Protect the world.

Where does he live?

Alright... easy.....WASHINGTON, DC!

What would you do if you were president?

I would say "Get to work. No food and water for three days!"

I was just going to interview my 5 and 7 year olds, but my 3 year wants to be interviewed.
Hmmm...not sure how this will go.
Who is the president of America?


What does he do for his job?

He gets his tools and works. He works on a thing for little boys and girls to play with.

Okay, now go get in bed for your nap.

Now it's my 7 year old's turn.

L, who is our president?

Barak Obama.

What does he do for his job?

He helps people.

Where does he live?

In the....Mommy, what is it? I forgot.

Well, think.

I don't know. Mom....Mom....

[As she gives me a very intent, exasperated face]

Well, think about what it looks like when you've seen pictures of it or a cartoon about it. What did it look like? Was it a boat?

I can't, I can't.

Was it a tower?


Was it a space ship?


Was it a house? A big house?

No. It's not a house.

Are you sure?


It's not a big WHITE house?

No, it is not.

Yeah, it is.

No, it isn't a lighthouse.

The president lives in a white house.

No, he doesn't. I'm talking about a lighthouse. Does he live in there?

No, L, not a LIGHT house, the WHITE house. Does he live in the White House?

You said already "yes". I said my answer.

What was your answer?

The White House.

Okay. [Feeling very confused about this whole exchange]

Well, now that we've settled that...I guess...what would YOU do if you were president of the United States?

Can they get rid of movies?

What would YOU do if you were president?

I don't know what they do.
But what would you WANT to do?
Get rid of Yo Gabba Gabba*.
And there you have it folks, the skinny on the presidency as reported by the three youngest MacKids.
*A Nick Jr. Kid's Show that 3 year old M loves.


Coffee Bean said...

That was hysterical!!!

Deidra said...

Cute...reminded me a little of "who's on first?" : )

WendyFL said...

Cute!! I'll have to see if my two youngest ones could do as well! ;)

Elysa said...

Thanks, y'all!

And Deidra, I agree. The 7 year old was confusing the heck out of me.

And Wendy...let me know how YOUR interview goes if you do one. It makes me think of Sean Hannity's MAN ON THE STREET interviews that he does. My kids were always amazed by people's answers.