Tonight my son wanted to know why I had a sticker on my shirt.
"Did you go potty, Mommy?" asked the 3 year old whose world is currently focused on stickers and potties and big boy pants with Thomas on them.
"No sweetie, I got this sticker because I voted today."
Um - because we are electing the President of the United States? Now to break that down into terms a 3 year old will understand.
"You know how Scoop is Team Leader for Bob the Builder's machine's, buddy?"
"We are choosing a new Team Leader for our country - between Mr. Barack and Mr. John."
And I showed him the pictures, and I told him which one Mommy chose.
"He can't be Team Leader, Mommy. He's not a machine. He needs to be a People Leader."
Oh I know he can be, buddy. I know he can.
(interestingly not minutes after CNN and the other online news sources called the election, the Munchkin stirred in his sleep. The romantic in me wants to say he felt the world changing - history being made? Or maybe it was just that late evening snack???)