Rockstarism #235 – Post US Election Day 2012


Few days ago...

Me: It's Election Day in America today. Remember the Presidential Debates? Today the American people choose who they want to be the next president.

Rockstar: Yay! (Can't imagine why. I suppose he means 'cos it's exciting, on CNBC)

Me: What yay, so you have an opinion?

Rockstar: The white guy (Romney)'s gonna win!

Me: I suppose you mean because of the debate, the way they were speaking during the debate.

Rockstar: Yeah.

Me: I thought you said if you knew more about the candidates beforehand the way they spoke in a debate would not change your mind?

Rockstar: <thinks seriously> Yeah. But I don't think (a lot of) people do that. 

Me: So you think the way a person speaks can unfortunately change people's minds about them?

Rockstar: Yeah.

Me: So then you better pay attention to how you speak right?

Rockstar: <rolls eyes> Yeah, y-eeahhhh. Sigh. (Guess he saw that one coming haha he was Yeah-ing before I can finish)

<pause> <pointing at the green along the CNBC screen, which I have explained before means the Dow/ HSI/ whatever is trading up> 

Rockstar: Hey Mum. Green. So why is (the election) good news?     

(I just find it very funny when he does that, so tiny and so serious. Kings wanted to teach him some stuff to say about options and I was Like He Isn't Nerd Enough Already 😀 But seriously - if it wasn't long words like Heterochromia and Onomatopoeia, it would be Anything By Shaggy - it's a party trick, kids can memorize anything right, another mummy blogger I love to read has boys who do Eminem, but we thought the long words were less likely to get him in trouble...!)

That evening, Rockstar comes home and I tell him who won...

Rockstar: Oh... he (Obama) won. Not the white guy? 

I add that the stock markets and US Dollar were "all (in the) red" (i.e. selling off - I've told him before that markets sell off due to a lack of confidence, or bad news...)

Rockstar: <nodding seriously> Because no one can hear what he says. (Which is a reference to when he briefly watched one of the debates...)

I like this picture from Dogbook 😀


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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • mun

    Hahaha, with both of you as parents, I guess Rockstar will be trading in the stocks market very soon. 😀

    • Aileen

      Hadn’t thought of that… Kings say only, he is super duper busy now, and Rockstar has a lot of homework this w/e!

    • Aileen

      Hadn’t thought of that… Kings say only, he is super duper busy now, and Rockstar has a lot of homework this w/e!