ML is Going to Be Vice President


School started 2 hours late today.  It’s wonderful to have other single mom friends.  I took the early shift, staying home until it was time to drop the kids.  She picked ML up from after school so I could get a full eight hours in at the library.

Her daughter plans to be President of the United States.  Her son wavers between being a General or Secretary of State.  Today, he decided top General of the Navy is his future career.  ML will assume the position of Vice President.  They named one of their friends as White House Tour Guide.  I said, “You know what that means the moms will be.”  Their response, “Old.”

“Wrong,”  I explained, ” We will be the most powerful people in the nation.  Mothers of the President, Vice President and the highest ranking General in the Navy.”

A few books to prepare them for the campaign trail, future home and responsibilities…

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin – Duck is not happy with his chores at the farm so he runs for Farmer and wins.  It’s not a fun job.  He decides Governor is a better choice for him.  He campaigns for it and wins.  Once in office, he learns being a governor is even harder work.  So he runs for president and wins.  Soon, he learns it’s the hardest job.  So he puts the Vice President in charge and answers an advertisement for a farmer looking for a duck.  Wonder if ML’s friend will resign and hand the reins over to her?

Capital by Lynn Curlee – This book includes in depth information about the design and building of 5 National Landmarks – The White House, The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial, The Jefferson Memorial and The Capitol building.  There’s a map at the end so our future president can get her bearings.

So you Want To Be President? by Judith St. George and illustrated by David Small – A perfect selection for their friend appointed to White House Tour Guide to read.  Did you know… the White House has a swimming pool, bowling alley and movie theater?  The most exciting tidbit is Theodore Roosevelt’s son took his Shetland Pony, Algonquin, upstairs using the White House elevator to cheer up his sick brother.

Anybody want to make a contribution to their campaign war chest?  They’re not eligible to run for 28 more years.  By then support of a SUPER, SUPER, SUPER, SUPER PAC will probably be needed to win the White House.

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