Monday, September 29, 2008

If 6 Year Olds Could Vote...

Today as I picked my kids up from school, I had my 6 year old son's teacher stop me and ask if we could talk. Knowing my son, I knew it was going to be some sort of misbehaving. Not that he is a bad kid... he's not. He's just more intelligent than most adults, opinionated, hyper, and a little ladies man (he seems to think he needs to find his wife before 2ND grade).

As she pulls me aside, she begins to tell me that she was telling the kids the names of the men running for president. Oh... now it clicks. My son is a hard core.. uhumm, let me rephrase that a HARD CORE Republican. I know this may seem odd for a 6 year old, but the boy was just born with it. So, I figure he's given his vote for McCain speech (that he shares quite freely every time he has the chance). I look at the teacher and say, "oh yeah, my son is pretty opinionated about his politics". The teacher looks at me sideways and proceeds to tell me that when she mentioned Obama's name my son loudly exclaimed "I'm not voting for him, he's a baby killer." My jaw dropped.

OK, I'm the first to admit that we are not big Obama fans here in the conservachick household, BUT we don't sit at the dinner table calling him a BABY KILLER. We have explained that Obama believes it's OK for Mommies to kill the babies in their tummies. We explained that some people don't think that babies are people until they are born, but that we think they are ALWAYS people. (Kids tend to agree with that).

His teacher then went on to say that he rallied the entire 1st grade class around him and told them to all raise their hands if they were going to vote for McCain, and to save the babies from Obama. The teacher said they ALL raised their hands.

She then said that she has had several angry parents call because their children are now Republicans.

Now, I must admit, I felt sorry for my son's teacher. She is sweet and kind, and certainly does not deserve the backlash from my son's comments. so I told her that I would take full responsibility for my son's little political rally, and help her with any damage control. However, let me state loud and clear, I am PROUD of my son! VERY PROUD.


EEEEMommy said...

This post brought a HUGE smile to my face. Does that make me a rotten person? I never claimed to be open-minded. ;)

Kids have a way of cutting through the politically correct, relativistic, you have a right to your opinion, BS right to the heart of the matter. What Obama was vehemently fighting for in the Illinois senate is INFANTICIDE. You son hit the nail on the head and I'm proud of him too for rallying his classmates to defend the babies. If only we adults could achieve such fabulous results!

I know you've been out of the blogging loop for a bit. You might be interested in my post Politicians or the Church? ( It kinda blew up in my face, but oh well...

Halfmoon Girl said...

Oh gosh, that made me smile. Kids are just not scared to give their opinions, aren't they? Maybe we should let them vote after all.

Jen said...

Can I adopt him?!? What a great kid :-)

Gayle said...

OH MY GOSH! I can't wait to hear all the comments you get. You know your gonna stir up a hornets nest, right?

You're brave enough to deal with it.

javamamma said...

Funny, my 7 year old told me that in their class 'election' she is voting for McCain. Why? Obama believes in abortion. And she doesn't.

Unlike you :) we aren't a very politically opinionated family - though I'm sure she DID hear this from us. It's just not a huge topic of discussion, I mean.

But it is interesting that that's what she picked up on as well. Kids are smart, eh?

Andysbethy said...

I stumbled upon your blog through Gayle, whom I stumbled upon through random internet chance (and perhaps the hand of God?). I just wanted to say that I will be back!
I LOVE this story about your son rallying his entire class! Children see things so clearly sometimes. That is awesome!

Latte said...

Bahahaha, snort, chuckle, ahh, man I needed a good laugh! That kid rocks! I have gotta go train my kids to say that, no wait I bet they already will...hold on I am going to ask son (11) just told me that he WILL NOT vote O'Bama because "he believes in Abortion and that's the same as shooting a kid in the head".

Don'tcha just love the way kids say it!


Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, that's just funny, funny, funny! Being a Canadian, I don't think we ever even talk much about politics. We're too polite, I think :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. I'd love to find time to understand photography a bit better but.....I've got plants to sell!

See you again soon, I hope.

inklenaomi said...

can your 6 year old talk to my 20 and 22 year olds? They grew up with an ultra conservative dad and step mom, and yet somehow it didn't stick! I keep waiting for them to wake up and smell the coffee. Maybe they need a little more first grade.


Anonymous said...

Wow! It looks like your children are really standing up for Christ at the public school! This is soooo cool. Maybe we should let kids vote...they don't get as duped by all the politicians' smooth talking! Your little man will probably be a congressman or even president someday!


familyofthree said...

I love it! Kids seem to see things so much clearer than adults sometimes.