The Scene: A car, on the way back from a party.
Evan (age 7): Daddy?
Evan: When Barack Obama is president, will he have butlers?
Me: Will he have what?
Abby (age 5): You know. BUTLERS.
Evan: At the White House. Will he have butlers?
Me: Yes. There are butlers at the White House.
Evan: What will he do?
Me: Who? Obama?
Evan: No the butler.
Evan: Okay, the butlers.
Me: Well, uh, the butlers help greet guests, and help tell all the rest of the people who cook and clean and organize in the White House what to do, and help serve meals when they have big fancy dinners for important people, and generally, uh, buttle.
Evan: You're making that word up.
Abby: YOU SAID BUTT. BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BOOTY.
Evan: How many butlers?
Me: I don't know.
Evan: If he's working hard and can't go to lunch, will the butlers bring Barack Obama a sandwich?
Me: Yes. Yes they would. That happens a lot. Because when you work in the White House, you have to work very hard.
Evan: What if he doesn't bring the sandwich?
Me: Then Barack Obama says "Is Barack H. Obama going to have to choke a butler?"
Evan: What does that mean?
Me: Never mind.
Abby: I want to be president!
Evan: Me too! Me too!
Evan: So, can I be president?
Me: Well, not right now. We'd have to change the law first.
Evan: Because I was born in Korea and not California?
Evan: But I want to. Because I want a butler.
Evan: Well, if I am president, and I tell the butler to bring me ice cream, he has to do it, right?
Evan: See! I want a robot butler. He could have a thing in his stomach that shoots out ice cream.
Abby: I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT FIRST.
Evan: No, I am running for president.
Abby: I AM RUNNING AGAINST YOU.
Evan: I'll beat you.
Abby: I WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT BY CUTTING YOUR FACE OFF.
Me: Yeah, it's pretty much like that.
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