Last night, the Girl noticed my I Voted Today sticker and asked what it meant. I gave her a basic explanation about the purpose of yesterday’s vote and the part it plays in electing a president for our country.
“Who did you vote for?” she asked.
I told her I
drew straws and voted for Hillary Clinton, and went on to explain that if she is elected president, she will be the first woman president our country has ever had.
“The first one evah?” (She sometimes sounds like she’s from New Jersey or maybe Boston. This distresses Mr. H, because he is from neither of those places. I believe I’ve finally put his suspicions to rest. I’m pretty sure, anyway.)
This idea seemed baffling to the Girl, but then again, we’ve always thought she had some pretty big cojones, even though she’s very much a girly-girl. She’s no shrinking violet, this one.
“Yep, but other countries have had women presidents before. Remember how I told you that women can do any job that men can do?”
“Yes,” she answered, and nodded with enthusiasm . It was a proud moment, and I could see that she was really getting what I was saying.
Her next comment was further proof of this.
“Yeah, Mommy, they can even be skateboarders!”
Yes, my girl, yes they can.