March 27, 2007

My Little Feminist

The other day my 7 year-old daughter was asking me questions about the White house.

"So does the president live in the White House?" she asked.


"Is that the only house the president has?"

"No," I said, "the President has enough money by that time to have a couple houses."

She was very impressed with someone having that much money. "So can anyone move into the White House?" she asked.

"Well, only the President lives in the White House," I said. "When the president is elected as president HE then moves into the White House."

"Or SHE!" she said.


"It could be a girl," she said.

"You are right," I said, "the President could be a girl. There just has never been a girl President before."

"Then I can be the first!" she stated with great confidence.

"That is right," I said, "you certainly could."

(This post is dedicated to my friend Shawna! I knew you would love this story.)