This boy. He came home and he was very grumpy about doing his homework. He chose to work on a math program on the computer called IXL and he had to do 20 minutes of it. He wanted to be done at about 15 minutes. He tried to out-grump me and then finally sat down to finish it up. When he was done he ran off to play.
Then I decided it was time to turn the heat on. I don't know why I resist this so much. I have been cold for a couple weeks. I like to see how long I can go without heat. And yet the whole time I resist it all I want to do is get in my bed because it's warm there. It's not very productive.
I went upstairs to set the program for the heat and Jack says, "Look Mommy. It's Romney and Obama! I have the O for Obama and the M for Mitt Romney." He shows me a Lego creation he has been working on. It amazed me that he had come up with an idea to build an election scene with his Legos. I ran to get my camera while was on a search for coffee cups so they would both have one.
I love his creation. He went on to tell me that people are voting tomorrow and that "both Romney and Obama were born in the 19s!" I told him I was born in the 19s too. The one on the left is Obama because he has flatter hair more like the real Obama's. I guess that left Romney with a beard and mustache. I think it looks good on him.
Then he created them each on their own stages. The red loose pieces are the curtains. I tried to get him to use blue curtains for Obama but he wasn't quite grasping the red and blue and different political parties. "Parties? What are you talking about?"
I asked him who he would vote for. He said Romney and when I asked him why, he said he didn't think Obama had done a very good job of running the country. He must catch bits and pieces of conservative talk radio in the car when he's not watching Batman or Star Wars.
Later he asked Casey who she was going to vote for. She said, "Is there someone that begins with O? I want to vote for him."
"Obama? You're only saying that because you don't know anyone else," Jack claimed.
Casey retorted with, "No, really, that's who I'd vote for. I like Obama."
Jack also came up with a "fun game" wherein he and Casey both run for president and I have to vote and pick the president. But after his two terms I would get to be president again.
And just before he ran off to play again, he said, "I can't wait for election day tomorrow. I don't even know why I like election day so much."