Saturday, November 8

Thinking She Will Only Remember One of Them 10 Years from Now

A little earlier I was sitting on the couch with Alexis and happened to direct my good friend Firefox to CNN's website. Alexis leaned over to see my screen, pointed to a tiny little picture of our President-elect and asked, "What's Barack Obama doing?"

Once my I managed to pick up my jaw from the floor, I did a quick Google image search of both McCain and Obama. Behold (volume is awful because of mucho Meg noise and Alexis' whispering):



We did not teach that to Alexis.

At all.

You can't tell me campaign ads don't penetrate little brains. That's the ONLY explanation I can come up with for how she was able to do that.

She didn't know who Ms. Alaska Winkerton was, though.

Shucks. I could have had fun with that.

24 comments:

  1. If that's making an impact, it's scary to think what else is getting in!

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  2. So glad she didn't say "Dora."

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  3. Brains. Lots of brains.

    And the cutest voice ever . . . I could listen to that all day. The voice, that is :)

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  4. WOW! Sadly, that's probably more than what some adult Americans can recognize. Also... kind of makes you worry about what else makes in into their brains!!

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  5. I haven't taught any of that to my 4 year old either, yet at Barnes & Noble the other day he saw our new president-elect on the cover of a magazine and he knew exactly who he was!

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  6. Her little voice is so cute! I can't believe she recognizes and knows their names. Little smarty!

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  7. She says his name so clearly! Just tell me you didn't make her wear a Obama pin like my employers made their 2 1/2 year old daughter!

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  8. @jen--That's ten shades of wrong. Let kids make up their own minds in their own time, y'know?

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  9. Wow, that's a smart little girl you have there! Cute, too!

    Peace - D

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  10. Yep. And, big brains too.

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  11. such a cutie and smart, too.

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  12. Amazing what they pick up on!

    Oh, and "Go Colts!" (sorry, but I had to!)

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  13. wow.

    we definitely underestimate the LITTLE EARS that we live with.

    yikes.

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  14. As much commercialization as this particular election had, I guess we shouldn't be surprised, but still...!
    How old is Alexis again? I forgot.

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  15. I hear you! Jubilation is loud!
    I am soooo happy for you and Micah! I actually squealed the other day when he got the machine!

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  16. Cute and smart...

    And you're right, this is a little bit scary. Sigh.

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  17. She sounds so cute :)

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  18. Hawt!

    Sumo can actually say "Obama" even if it sounds like "'Bama," and he gets all excited when his man comes on TV. It freaks me out big time but in a totally hawt way. Especially since he, too, was nonplussed by McCain and Winky McWinkerton.

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  19. It is bizarre to have such politically aware toddlers. Little Man, upon seeing an SNL skit with Obama and McCain asked confused "who's that?" And I told him "it's Obama and McCain" and he said "no it's not." I told him it was actually people pretending to be McCain and Obama and he looked at me like I was crazy, looked at the TV and said "Why they doing that, that's so mean."

    Lorne Michaels, expect a letter from my humorless toddler any day now.

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  20. It is scary what they remember! Just goes to show you that they do hear what we say and what the tv says!!!

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  21. *L* Our preschoolers knew who the candidates were too. maybe the absorbed it like Alexis did but some were really clear on their parents feelings about both candidates. Kids always kiss & tell *L*

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  22. So we're looking at a career in politics, are we?

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  23. 2Port2:04 PM

    My son, 4, did the same thing. No clue how but one day he asked me about Barack and then the next day he asked me if John McCain was OK about loosing. I have no clue where he got it from.

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  24. I agree, too many ads. Amazing how they suck it all in. A little scary too, eh?

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