Monday, April 21, 2008

Girl President Redux

Madison was flipping through the photos on our digital camera the other day. When she got to the monument shots I'd taken on my recent trip to Washington, D.C., she asked if I had seen the White House when I was down there.

"Yes," I said. "I walked by there once."

"Did you see the President?" she asked.

I told her I didn't, and mentioned that he was actually out of town during my trip. I opted not to totally shut down the hopeful innocence of this 7-year-old's question by letting her know that it's almost impossible for a "regular" person to visit with the President - and left the notion floating out there, unsaid, that if he'd happened to be around I might have actually been able to pop in and say hello.

"I kind of want a girl to be President," Madison said, reminding me of our recent conversation on the topic.

"Not because I think she would do the greatest things," she continued, "Just because it's never happened and I think it would be interesting, and they'd probably write a lot of books about it. Non-fiction books."


Blogger Shannon said...

She's definitely got a point!

10:06 AM  
Blogger Alison Wonderland said...

yes, I'm quite sure that there would be a lot of nonfiction books written. Funny.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Linda W said...

I'm with Madison - just because it's never happened and it would probably be interesting. The books are an extra bonus. But my favorite part is that she's even thinking about it. Yes. You go, Madison.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Daisy said...

What Linda said... :D

1:12 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Makes me wonder...was I this thoughtful as a 7-year-old?

4:39 PM  
Blogger ShelbyAnne said...

You know that Madison is brilliant, don't you? The things she comes up with, she has to be the smartest little kid I have ever heard about. And tell her I only call them "clear pages" from now on. =)

8:29 PM  
Blogger Jane Hamilton said...

clever Madison! wow, you really have a smart girl there, dad. i hope she never loses this freshness.

12:36 AM  
Blogger angela_lin said...

She's a smart girl. :)

5:31 AM  

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