7 Year Old Politics

This is one of the funniest political stories I have heard in a long time.  It comes from my own 7 year old young man.  As you read it, I think you’ll agree his keen political insight has him destined for leadership!
Here is the background.  I have offered a reward for a little history work.  In true southern fashion I gave the older boys a pellet gun when they memorized the 50 states and capitols.  Now the next two boys are making the effort.  Our seven year old, Patrick, has been studying diligently and his 5 year old brother is helping him.
Beth recently took Patrick with her to an eye appointment where the conversation suddenly turned serious with this question, “Mom do you think Obama will be president”?  Beth answered with an “I don’t know” and a period of thoughtful silence ensued.  Eventually Patrick states that he sure hopes he can finish learning all the states and capitols before the election.  Beth turns to him, now very curious, and ask what the states and capitols have to do with the election.
Patrick turns to her and says, “Well if Obama is elected he will take all our guns and I won’t get my pellet gun”!  After Beth suppresses the laughter he says, “Yea and Hitler will take away our guns too”.
Beth, puzzled once again, relays to him that Hitler is dead.  A rather shocked and animated Patrick replies, “Really SHE died? I thought she wanted to be president too.”
Out of the mouth of babes….


  • Tracy says:

    That gave me a wonderful laugh this morning!! It sounds like something that could have come out of my 7 year old daughters mouth except the part of getting the pellet gun…..she’d rather have a tea set or something similar. lol. But she’ll definitely being learning how to use the pellet gun. 😉

  • Bereanwife says:

    That is very funny and maybe almost true.

  • kim@firstfruitsfarmne says:

    Wow, it sounds like you are raising your children well! My girls have questioned. “How come a woman would run for president?” In their little world that’s the LAST thing a woman would want to do!

  • Frances says:

    I like that thinking process. I am glad I found your blog.

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