Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

a game show?

A conversation with my Chicklet on the way to the polls:

"Mommy, you'll vote for the one who wants to hire more doctors and improve education, right?"

"Where did you hear about this, sweetie?"

"On TV"

"And that's important?"

"Very important."

"What do you think I should do?"

"Don't vote for Harper, he's a snob."

Canada... you are NOT smarter than my fifth grader.


Turnbaby said...

Sorry sugar--at least they won't have a majority elsewhere so they'll have to compromise.

I so hope you are not writing me a condolence on Nov. 5


Charles Gramlich said...

Out of the mouths of babes?

buffalodick said...

As you know, I have many opinions. I would never presume to have a comment on another countrys' politics. I only urge anyone, who resides in a Democracy, or has the right to vote- should always exercise that right/privilege!

Brian o vretanos said...

I know nothing about Canadian politics, so won't comment on the result.

Perhaps they could try reversing the voting rules, so you can only vote if you're below the age of 18, or whatever?

Akelamalu said...

Chicklet has a wise head on your young shoulders! :)

Anndi said...

Turnbaby: Collectively we chose the status quo... *sigh* I've got a feeling we've all been snowed.
I hope so too my friend.

Charles: Absolutely!

Buff: I welcome opinions from people in other countries, as long as they're informed. We can't afford not to be aware of what goes on in the world, especially our neighbors. But voting is a must.

Brian: I thought the very same thing. Children aren't as fearful of change as adults are. They're not as invested as adults in old practices and sometimes they problem-solve in a much more efficient manner.

Akelamalu: She does indeed. My mother would be proud.

Travis said...

She is quite the girl, isn't she?

Mimi Lenox said...

I love the Chicklet conversations...she always brightens my day.

Dana said...

:makes a note to go and bone up on the Canadian election:

Anndi said...

Travis: Yes, she really is.

Mims: She's my sunshine.

Dana: bone? *giggle*

Heinous said...

Always go with the wisdom of the little ones.

Anonymous said...

Send all the Canadian kids to the US in November...oh, that's right...I forgot...we don't have anyone worth voting for...

Anndi said...

Heinous: Except when it comes to the question of "What should we eat for dinner..." ;)

Coop: Got someone worth voting against?

Anonymous said...

She's gonna grow up to be a campaign manager? lol ;)

Slyde said...

thats great! kids come up with the best lines...

Anonymous said...

Very clever and well informed lil one there!
Hope your having a great weekend.


Isn't that amazing? We should get our children more involved in the political process. About half of the registered voters took part in our election this week...that's pathetic.

Does she have any advice on the stock market?

CrystalChick said...

Can Chicklet come here and vote?
I'm sorry I don't know much about the specific
politics of your country. Only read that Harper is your PM. A conservative, right? Did he merge with another party years ago? Think I read that. And maybe a few other things.
It's hard enough to keep up on what we've got going on here.
Hope if things change for you there, it will only be in a good way. Here's {{{hoping}}} anyway!

Desert Songbird said...

She's a smart one. Like her mama!

Anonymous said...

Yes....all of them!