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?