Friday, October 31, 2008

Peace in the Neighborhood

I just have to say I will be so glad when the elections are over. I've had enough of it all. I don't think either choice is that great. The funny thing is Tanner, our youngest, has really got involved. He makes me think of my nephew Jeremy who was a Rush Limbaugh follower at about age five, ok maybe six or seven years of age. We were driving into town the other day and they were talking on the radio about how Obama is a big pro-abortion man. They talked about how he even supports partial birth abortion and then went on to explain what it was. Tanner was appalled with what he heard and we discussed it openly. You can imagine his horror later that day when the neighbor posted a Obama/Biden sign in their front yard. After they had gone inside he went out to survey the problem. Then he hollered up to my bedroom window "Mom, look out the window and look at this sign." Keep in mind that here in Hawaii no one closes their windows so you can hear everything. He then asked if he could "burn the sign." I had him come in and we had a little discussion about how to act in such circumstances. He couldn't leave it alone though. About fifteen minutes later I hear him discussing the issue with the neighbor's two children, ages 11 and 8. He was asking them how they could support a "baby killer." I once again called him in and we had another little talk and I gave a stern warning. About ten minutes later I hear him chanting "Ralph Nader for president." I have to say that Steve and I have never spoke of Ralph Nader so I have no idea where he got that. We have never hooked up our TV in Hawaii and so his favorite website is CNN. To make a long story short we finally had to have him come inside for the rest of the day just to keep the peace in the neighborhood.

8 comments:

Al said...

hahah, that's great that he's already concerned. You're building thinkers in them boys, way to go.

Blake and Leslie said...

WOW!

Marné said...

You know, I wouldn't be surprised if Tanner runs for President himself in a few years. Or, maybe a VP for Ralph Nader...? :) Good for him!

Michelle said...

ha ha ha! i can just hear him walking around the neighborhood chanting such things.

brent and kashann said...

I miss the tueller tales or whatever they were called. This reminded me of the great stories I have heard about your kids over the years from that and the pieper pipeline. But your kids are all growing up and that slows down the stories that you can write about. Glad that Tanner is still good material.

Oh, and Tanner, sorry about last night. I can't believe it myself.

Siana Burgess said...

Aloha Laurie! :D I totally loved this post. I am still laughing while posting this message. You have such strong and confident children. I totally love it! And I am glad I found your blog on Leslie's blog site. :D

david santos said...

Beautiful!!!
Have a nice Day!!!

Blake and Leslie said...

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