Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"I am going to be president because I want to change things."

Two days ago I was riding alone with Booger on the way to my moms. He turned to me and said "Mom, why don't you run for president? You have great ideas and you could make a change." I replied, "Well thanks bud, but politics aren't really my thing." I thought that was the end of it, but nope....Booger then said, "I am going to be president because I want to make a change." He then informed me that he wasn't happy with our current president because of the way he made others feel. He said that people should want to follow our president and not be waiting to elect a new one. He went on to tell me how lying was not right and that you can't spend money you don't have.

Astonished by how much thought he had put into this I then asked, "What would you do different?" This is the part that had me in tears, he said, "I would pray and I would talk about God. The people need to hear about God. At every speech I give I will start by preaching." I was amazed.

Trying to keep the conversation going, I asked how he would help people because praying and preaching is wonderful and necessary, but your actions speak louder than words. His response, "Well, I have heard a lot about creating jobs. So I would want anyone who has an idea to come and talk to me at the white house. I would want to know their whole plan, what they are going to make or what they will be doing, how they are going to make it or do it, how much it will cost, and how many jobs it will create. If I like the idea I will help them get started. If I don't like the idea, or it isn't right yet, I will help them figure it out."  My son without knowing described a proper business plan.

At this point we arrived at my mothers house and the conversation was over because there was little boy fun to be had. But in those 10 minutes or so, I learned so much about my not-so-little Booger. He is passionate and he can see that our world, our country and those around us are not happy. He is already thinking of ways that he can make a difference. I am not sure if my son will ever be president but I know beyond a shadow of doubt he is going to change lives. He has already changed mine.