It’s Halloween. I should probably feature a scary book; but I’m not. Instead, I’m highlighting Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents by David Stabler and illustrated by Doogie Horner because Bill Clinton’s in town. He’s speaking at the high school ML’s likely to attend in six years. Actually, he’s stumping. The US Senate race in North Carolina is close and ugly.
Lately, ML’s said repeatedly, “There are too many elections.” Each time, I explain, “We’re fortunate to live in a place where we are allowed to vote.” ML understands; but she’s sick of all the political ads. Last week, she said, “All they do is say he did this, she didn’t do that. They are not respectful.”
Obviously, we won’t read books tonight. Candy is the priority. Next Tuesday, I’ll take ML with me to vote. Then, we’ll read snippets from Kid’s Presidents and laugh at the cartoonish illustrations depicting the Presidents as children.