politics

Election Tears of a 5 year old

November 4, 2008

This morning as I was getting ready to take my daughter to school I was watching the morning news. Daughter walked in and heard that they thought Obama would win the election. Daughter started crying. I asked her what was wrong and she said that Obama was going to win and she didn’t want to give away her toys. I tried to calm her down by telling her that even if he won he, nor anyone else, would come and take her toys. I didn’t stop however and worried out loud about an Obama win. I went on to tell her that if he did win we would have to watch our spending more than we do now and I wouldn’t be bringing as much home as before. She continued to cry.

“Why are you crying now?” I asked.

“I wish my birthday and Christmas were before the election, now I won’t get any toys for Christmas.” She said as she revved up the tears.

I told her she would still get presents for her birthday and Christmas but there just wouldn’t be as many and there would be a curb on other spending. I told her to have some hope, it wasn’t over yet. I wish I wasn’t so nervous.

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  • Reply Anonymous November 4, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Wow. You (and your daughter for that matter) are retarded.

  • Reply Bill November 9, 2008 at 7:15 am

    Your daughter put her finger on the bases of all fears:
    ♦ losing something we have
    ♦ not getting something we want

  • Reply Bob222 August 12, 2010 at 5:10 am

    I’m not sure I understand.
    You have less money to buy your daughter toys because Obama is our president? I can only think of two reasons for this. Either you think that your taxes have skyrocketed since he was elected and you now have no spending money (provably false) or you think that if someone else were president our economy would have miraculously leaped back to health (quite unlikely).

    Out of curiosity, were you as upset when Bush won the previous election? He didn’t exactly have a very good track record, economically. It was a pretty clear bet that the country would just continue sliding downhill under his second term. I bet you were at one of those protests about government spending and such back then, right? Right?

    As a last comment, I think it’s a pretty unfair comment to say the blog-writer’s daughter is retarded. She’s 5 years old– she absorbs anything she’s told. She doesn’t have her own political views, just distorted perceptions of what her parents tell her. You can mourn for her likely future intellectual loss from parenting such as this, but it’s not nice to cast judgment on her already.

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