Scece: In the car, driving home from school. The Boy is in the back seat and I am driving.
The Boy: Mom, which President did Daddy shake his hand?
Me: President Obama. He’s the President right now.
The Boy: Oh yeah; I forgot. I was telling Ms. M, but I couldn’t remember.
Me: You know, not many people have been President of the United States.
The Boy: Maybe I’ll be President when I grow up.
The Boy: But I have a lot to learn first.
Me: Yes, you do.
The Boy: And I need to make lots of friends.
Me: That’s also true.
The Boy: [thinking] Will I have to shake a lot of people’s hands?
Me: Yes, most definitely.
The Boy: Even if they’re dirty?