January 10, 2008

Like Mother Like Son?

On Wednesday at work, after Hilly won the NH primaries, there was, of course, great discussion. All of it negative.

I was working in a bit of a crucible and was not listening to most of it as I knew I had my trip ahead. At one point, the guys were up in the front of the office in my Tech Lead's cube all laughing about something.

I heard Hillary’s name.

I heard my name.

I heard laughing.

I don’t think that is typically a good sign.

As they were walking out of my TL’s cube I looked up at them with an eyebrow raised and one of them said, “I told them I’d never vote for Hillary for President. But I’d vote for Bou.”

I said, ‘REALLY?’

And all the guys in unison said, “Hell, yeah!”

Except for my TL who was silent.

I said, laughing, “Interesting because I think it would totally suck for all of you when it became a dictatorship.”

And at that point, my TL popped out of his cube and yelled at the other guys, ‘See! I told you!”

I thought that was hysterical. He evidently told them I’d be Queen if I were President.

So…

Today my 2nd son was at dinner and he said, “Mom, we are having Biz Town and I’m going to run for Mayor.”

Biz Town is this very cool event for 5th graders… the classes go on a field trip to this place that is set up like a town and the kids have check books and bank deposit slips and jobs and they run a town. The kids interview in advance for their jobs. I volunteered last time and it’s a great educational experience and a lot of fun.

So, Mr. T wants to be Mayor.

And he has this whole thing figured out.

He continued, “All these girls are running and then me and Frank. The girls will be split, voting for all their friends, and I’ll get a couple girl votes, but Frank is a bully so only a few boys will vote for him and all the rest of the boys will vote for me. So I’ll get the most votes…”

He did this mini analysis before he decided to run. Now he has to write some sort of campaign speech.

Of all my kids… he’s the one I’d vote, “Most likely to be a dictator.” Or, “least likely to take someone’s crap.” Or, “Can’t stand fools and people who don’t think.”

Should be an interesting time… I obviously volunteered to chaperone. Heh.

Posted by Boudicca at January 10, 2008 09:29 PM | TrackBack
Comments

So, is he asking for campaign contributions??? LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at January 10, 2008 11:50 PM

Only from his parents!!! LOL!

Posted by: Bou at January 11, 2008 06:59 AM

I'd vote for him. Straight-talkin' kid makes more sense than most of the field of players.
:o)

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 11, 2008 07:29 AM

That sounds like a lot of fun. I'd vote for him. He plans ahead!

Posted by: Peggy U at January 11, 2008 03:52 PM