I don't really talk about politics on this blog. I'm really not sure why, I guess I have unintentionally chosen to keep things liter and focus on the mundane aspects of my life like potty training and cleaning my house.
Any who, something funny happened the other day and I just had to share it with you.
My only brother is visiting us for a few days. He is about 14 years older than I and as Liberal as I am conservative. We love each other, respect each others opinions (well, most of the time...he hates American Idol, can you imagine?) and argue like the dickens about politics and social issues.
Zach (16) was telling my brother he likes to watch Glenn Beck (one of the few conservative shows on CNN) in the evening with his Mom. "That guy is hysterical" he tells him. My brother does not look amused and gives me the "I can't believe you let him watch that crap" look.
Garrett picks up on this and says to his uncle "Are you a Democrat"? Might I also add that he says this with a wonderful amount of indignation in his voice. Well, as much indignation as a 9 year old can actually muster.
"Yes I am" replies the irritated man in the corner.
"Oh" says my stunned 9 year old.
I then respond in my most sweetest, kindest voice ever. "We start indoctrinating them into the extreme right wing philosophy in the toddler years around our house".
Uncle was not amused.
Later in the evening I heard Garrett tell his sister "Did you know Uncle is a Democrat"?. "Really"? she replies.
Yes children, we have a real live Democrat sleeping on our couch downstairs. You had better be careful or he might eat you while your sleeping. Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.