Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking way back to eight years ago. I was pregnant. And it was the height of the primary season ahead of the 2008 presidential election.
Not knowing the genders of the babies just yet, I assumed – for the sake of conversation – that we had one boy and one girl. And I gave them the in-utero names Barack and Hillary.
I remember my colleagues and I had some fun with that one.
Fast-forward eight years to today, ahead of the 2016 presidential election. We’re still having lots of political dialogue…but this time the girls are more verbal participants. Here are a couple of my more recent faves…
“Mommy, why don't you run for president?”…and then, “Well, you’re the president of our house.”
And when I mentioned that Daddy couldn’t be president [because he’s not a natural-born citizen], Baby B piped up before I could elaborate, “Because he’s Independent!” Hahaha!
I’m hoping my girls will always have a passion for politics and world events. Heaven knows we started ‘em early!
|My red, white, and blue babies!|
Shout-out to the always awesome Cheryl at Twinfatuation for inspiring this Way Back-Whenesday post!