Friday, May 18, 2007

i have to keep reminding myself he's six. and to breathe.

last night wingman said

"my favorite president used to be george washington...but not any more"

"oh, who's your favorite president now?"

"george walker bush"


and then as calmly as i could possibly muster i said

"george bush!?!"

"yeah...not george herbert walker bush, that's his dad...just george walker bush"

damned presidential placemat.

see, i feel compelled to explain that when given the opportunity to choose something that is his "favorite" from things he doesn't actually care about or understand wingman will always go with who is winning or has won or is currently on top...

and since george walker bush is president now, wingman seems to think there is something special about him and therefore earns him the honor of being "favorite president"...

it is at this point i could make a quip about the general american population with regards to politics and six year olds and president bush but i just can't bring myself to do it...too easy...and it's just no fun anymore...

"You hold your future in your own hands. Never waver in this belief. Don't swagger. The boy who swaggers-like the man who swaggers- has little else that he can do. He is a cheap-Jack crying his own paltry wares. It is the empty tin that rattles most. Be honest. Be loyal. Be kind. Remember that the hardest thing to acquire is the faculty of being unselfish. As a quality it is one of the finest attributes of manliness."

-Sir Frederick Treves, Bart, KCVO, CB, Sergeant in Ordinary to HM the King, Surgeon in Ordianry to HRH Prince of Wales, September 2, 1903



1 comment:

kkr said...

I've yet to see pres. placemats with GW. Gawd! I am too liberal. I would burn it and watch my girls watch. Poor kiddos! They are already brainwashed that GW is a bad man because of this horrible war.

Awe, mommy, why'dya have to go and ruin all the fun?!!! lol