Mama: They’re talking about voting. Soon, we get to vote to see who is our president for the next four years.
Monkey (3.5 years old): I want to vote too.
Mama: That’s wonderful! Unfortunately, you have to be 18 to vote, but you can help me when I vote!
Monkey: No! My own vote! I want to vote for MY president.
Mama: And rightly so, but you’ll have to do it with me this year. Who would you like to vote for?
Monkey: The other guy.
Mama: Well, which guy do you mean? The one who is already president or the one running against him?
Monkey: Hmmm… Who are you voting for?
Mama: Well, I’m voting for the person with whom I agree more and who I think has good ideas.
Monkey: Why? Is the other guy a bad guy?
Mama: [long pause] No, not a bad guy… just has different ideas that go against some of the things I believe in. Do you want me to show you pictures of the two guys?
Mama: Okay. Here’s Mitt Romney. And here’s Barack Obama – he’s president now and Mitt Romney wants to be president. They both want the same job, but only one guy can have it.
Monkey: Was Mitt Romney the president before Barack Obama?
Mama: No, a man named George W. Bush was.
Monkey: Was he a bad man?
Mama: Um… here, let me show you a picture of him. But he can’t be president again so we have to choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney this time.
Monkey: Oh, okay.
Mama: So, do you want to ask me any questions about them or do you know who you’re going to vote for?
Monkey: I know who I want to vote for.
Mama: You want pizza to be our president?
Monkey: Yep. I think that’s the best choice.