Lily came out of the womb ready to take over the world. So it did not surprise me in the least when she told me out of the blue the other night,
“Mom, I want to be President when I grow up.”
I gave her the standard answer all good parents give when their children tell them they want to be something when they grow up.
“Sweetie you can be anything you want to be.” (secretly would not wish that job on my worst enemy)
She then asks me if the President gets paid. I assure her they are. She says,
“Like 1000 dollars??!!!!”
I tell her it is a bit more than that.
“Like 2000???” she says eyes wide anticipating this windfall with her new career.
I change the subject a little.
“What made you decide that you want to be President when you grow up?”
She doesn’t miss a beat, looks me square in the eye and proclaims,
“I really want to boss everyone around.”
Hmmm……..would it be wrong of me to vote for the other guy?