As I was driving the kids to school this morning, James was looking out the window and all of the sudden declared, "The world's gonna end today." I was appalled by this (and to be honest- a little pissed that parents were feeding their kids this crap, and that their kids were passing the bull onto my child). I immediately kicked into Mommy Mode and started explaining How Things Work and Why People Are Stupid. The discussion went something like this:
Oh, honey, no. The world is absolutely NOT going to end today. That's bull crap; I promise you. People said that the world would end when President Obama was elected President, and guess what- is the world over? Nope. The President is neither God nor Satan, and people are idiots for thinking they're either.
States, people are sort of split into two
groups. One group is called the Democrats and the other is called the
Republicans. These groups got started because people had different ideas of how
things should be done. Both groups want what's good for America, but
they disagree on how to go about it. For example, they disagree on what to do
with money, how to help our economy. The Republicans think that you should give
money to the rich people who will then give money to the people who work for
them and the money will work its way down to the poor people that way. The
Democrats think that you should give the money to the poor people first, and
when they buy things and spend money, the money will work its way up to the
rich. Both groups are trying to help the economy, but they have different
The two groups are both Good Guys - one is not bad and the other good. Don't listen to people who say otherwise. Donald Trump is the President pick for the Republicans, and Hillary Clinton is the pick for the Democrats. Trump and Hillary are both kind of stupid and have each done some stupid things in their lives, but they're both running for President because they want to help our country. People are just idiots who would rather fight and say mean things about people than be kind and learn to work together.
You'd think that when people grow up, they'd learn how to get along and be kind to others, but unfortunately this isn't the case. Some grown ups are idiots. ((Jolie: Mommy, you keep saying the I- word. Me: Sorry, Jo.)) So these dumb-dumbs think that if someone doesn't agree with them, they should fight and argue and throw a fit, just like babies who scream, "Mine! Mine!" And the Republicans are saying that if Hillary wins, the nation will be ruined. And the Democrats are saying that the world will end if Trump wins. Both of these claims are crap. Your friends' parents are likely saying stuff like this, and they're dummies if they tell their kids that stuff.
Don't tell your friends that I said their parents are idiots, but when they say dumb stuff, I want you to know that it's wrong. Hopefully people will stop fighting and learn to get along and work together. But I don't want you worry about it one little bit. The nation's going to be fine, no matter who wins. Because the President is not the boss of the world; God is. And He's going to take care of us no matter what happens today in the polls.
James: Okay. Hey, mom. I have a joke for you...
Oh, geez. Lol.