Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Debate

I wasn't sure what my kids would make of the debate last night, but we watched it streaming on the computer and used this presidential debate bingo card to make it a little more engaging.

The response?  Afterwards the kids spontaneously held a presidential debate of their own.  Here were their closing statements.

The four year old:  I will help mom!

The six year old:  I will lower taxes!

The ten year old:  First, if you vote for me, you will help make history as I will be the first woman president.  Second, I will lower taxes.  Third, I will help people get better health care.  Thank you, that is all.

My husband:  We're doomed.  (I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader if he's referring to the children's debate or the actual debate...)

The four year old has my vote - bread and circuses and what's in it for me wins out every time, right?


  1. Hahahaha!!! The four year old would have my vote, too. What a smart little guy!

  2. Very fun. I'm impressed that they made it through a 90-minute debate! And what a great spontaneous response! I always knew learning had really occurred when the "topic" showed up in the kids' play.

    1. Well, they weren't watching the whole time. We had playing over the laptop and we listened while doing other things. Emma sewed, Matt and I did the dishes, and the boys played with Legos. But still, I too was impressed that they were listening enough to get a few things out of it!