If I … were king … of the country!
Or President. Either way works when you’re 6. Jack decided to sketch out his first order of business as President of the USA.
Jack: What’s it take to be the President? Like Politics? Healthcare?
me: Spending a lot of time talking to Dad I see?
Jack: How come you’re not President?
me: I didn’t want that particular job.
Jack: King of the whole country? Who wouldn’t want that!?
Jack: I am totally gonna be president.
me: I totally believe you! That’s a big job.
Jack: What do I have to do?
me: You make big decisions for a lot of things, like how the country spends its money. Maybe you want to put more money into healthcare and not so much into weapons.
Jack: Unless I think the bad guys are after us and then we need more weapons.
me: Exactly. Sometimes the bad guys are on our side.
Jack: Well, I would definitely have more computer games!
me: More?? How is that good?
Jack: Because it’s FUN. Then everyone in the whole country would have FUN Mom, sheesh.
me: Hmmm, not bad. But what about all the other fun you can have without computers?
me: Seriously? Like nature for instance, and animals and hiking and all that outside fun stuff.
Jack: You can totally have nature on the computer. Did you ever see Groundhog D-Day?
me: (I cracked up at that one) What?? Who the heck is teaching you that?
Jack: It’s awesome. He grabs his Etch-A-Sketch. I’m working on my Zombo-tron right now, which is also a game.
me: I’m confused. What’s it do? (I glance at his creation. Not bad!!)
Jack: Kills Zombies of course.
Jack: Because that’s his job. Look at his name. Zom-Bo-TRON. Get it? He can buy guns AND switch guns.
me: Maybe he can be president? Ha ha!
Jack: No. He’s not real Mom.
(as if I needed more clarification!)