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January 26, 2008

Are You Smarter Than A Third Grader?

Son came home from school yesterday with a Social Studies worksheet titled "Who Can Be President?"

Son says "We don't have to do it" dismissively as he walks to the pantry to get fruit snacks.

"You're doing it," I said.

He didn't read the directions thoroughly, and I told him he had to sit down and really read the thing. "But we don't have to do it!"

"You're doing it."

So this morning I helped him; he got thrown by the rule about being at least 35 years old, otherwise he did fine. I explained it thus:

"Son, you're a US citizen, you were born here, but you aren't old enough. You're eight. See how this fits together?"

And I think it did sink in, if only a wee bit. Seeing as how one day he just might run for President, this is good stuff for him to know, right?

For the record, if he did run for President, he'd probably outlaw farting and burping. I'm not kidding.

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