Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What's in a name?

I am not sure what to think of my wee one’s latest information gathering. As I have mentioned before commercial television is pretty much off limits in our house for her. PBS is the only station she has any knowledge of, or I thought. However, it seems my quick glances at the local all weather station has had a bit more impact on her than just “what does the weather say mommy?” Apparently, those quick little five-minute news updates especially the political ones has come to rest upon her wee little ears.

Today she was finishing up her breakfast when I tuned into catch the day’s forecast. And, there he was the newscaster talking about how Barak Obama was going to be in the state again and his agenda. Then the wee one perks up and says “is Rock Obama here?” “Is he going to be the one?” At first I was in the, what are you talking about frame of mine, then I put it together. I explained he with several others are running for president and at that moment a picture of Hillary Clinton was on the screen as the newscaster continued on about her agenda for the state. The wee one then asked “is that Rock Obama?” After a good chuckle, I said no, but then tried explaining that was another one of the people also wanting to be the next president. With the primaries here next week and one of the few times our state’s votes will make a difference at least for the democrat party nominee the news has been littered with national and local candidate discussions.

So, as with all new things the wee one will be asking questions about Rock Obama for a number of days until another interest over takes it. Funny how of all the names thrown out in these quick news reports hers picked up on his. Maybe after she devours a few books today she will more interested in Pooh or Fancy Nancy again. That is what turning three should be more about, I think?

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Blogger mjd said...

When Ronald Reagan was elected president, our youngest son aged 5 cried and said that RR was not fit to be president. Now, his liberal, democratic parents may have felt that way, but those words never left the mouths of the parents. I guess some things are transmitted by a process something like osmosis. And indeed, in a few days, after the primary, we all may be more interested in Pooh and Fancy Nancy.

3:03 PM  
Blogger daddy d said...

That just goes to show how sharp the wee one happens to be. She quick to get ideas and concepts.

4:26 PM  
Anonymous Frema said...

I, for one, hope "Rock Obama" *is* the one! :)

12:04 PM  

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