Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A Hostile Take Over
We have been studying about U.S. government and the election process for the last two weeks trying to gear up for the upcoming elections.

Today we discussed the two party system and how that worked. We read a little about the process of getting elected president and how the way candidates campaign has changed over the years.

For fun I had them write a one paragraph speech about what they would change if they were elected president of our home. Let me tell you, they were ALL OVER that assignment.

I am going to share Samantha's speech with you but before I do I need to explain one thing. Tyler (15) has had wrestling try outs every day this week at 6:00 a.m before school. That means he is getting up at 5:00 a.m. to be treated like a dog and forced to run and exercise until he feels like he may die. Zachary (16) is having the same thing happen after school as they are doing conditioning for baseball right now.

Needless to say they are both tired, grumpy, sore, and hungry when they get home. Not the best combination for one teenager. When you have two of them, you can imagine that my afternoons have been a little challenging.

With that explanation, here is what Samantha wrote;

If I were to be elected President of this home I would change many things. My
first action would be to secure the premises. I would deport the local
terrorists, Tyler and Zachary, under the charges of physical and verbal abuse.
My next action would be to finish the remodeling of mine and my parents
"offices". Next, I would make a new list of laws and change Jo Jo into our
nations mascot. After that I would improve every citizens wardrobe. When all
that was done I would
put new grass in the back yard with a dirt area for Jo
Jo and Sydney to go "Potty". I would also invest in new furniture for our living
room and a new flat screen TV for the new and improved family room for all the
citizens to enjoy. These are only a few of the things I would do.
Garrett's essay was similar, however, he only sent them both off to the Army. Not to exile forever.
Anyone want to come over for a visit this afternoon? It really is all kinds of fun.

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  posted at 1:42 PM  

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

I love "secure the premises."

Very funny!


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