Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Barack Obama"

"Barack Obama."

Those were the words that my 2 1/2-year old daughter uttered tonight when the lead news story mentioned the president-elect's train trip on the way to the inauguration. Magi did a double take and asked me if I heard it. I couldn't believe that she had said it, so I asked her what she said. She repeated and pointed at the screen, "Barack Obama." We have never talked about Obama in front of her, at least by using both of his names. They didn't mention his name on the news program tonight, either...until after she said his name. Sera has actually been paying attention to the news and recognized the president-elect on sight.

I'm impressed!


Michael O'Connell said...

Maybe she read about him in a Spider-Man comic. :)

Jim McClain said...

No, she doesn't buy into the whole "Brand New Day" thing. She told me that the Mephisto plot device was a stretch to say the least, and that she prefers her characters to progess forward, not to regress.