Apr 6, 2011

The Mayor of the United States

Yesterday, Mayor Daley came to my kids' school for a visit. This is a big deal, of course, and just before he left the whole school came outside to get a picture with him. I hoped to get a picture, but my phone chose that moment to freeze up. I had to pull out the battery and everything. By the time it was all fine and working, Mayor Daley had left. Oh well...

Anyway, when I picked up Youngest, he was very excited.

Youngest: Mommy! The mayor of the United States came to my school!
Me: (chuckling) There is no mayor of the whole country, sweetie. He's the mayor of Chicago.
Youngest: But that's the United States!
Me: Yes, but it's just a small part of the country.

Youngest leaned back in his chair and looked pensive for the next several minutes, like he was trying to work it all out. Poor kid, I think he thought he had met the president and I went and ruined it for him! :)

6 comments:

kellyhashway said...

Kids are too cute! That's just precious.

Tabitha said...

I thought it was adorable. :) He's so funny.

Matthew MacNish said...

You could probably argue that Daley is cooler than the President, or at least more famous.

Tabitha said...

LOL!! Yep, probably could. :) It was shocking when he announced he was stepping down. There's been a Daley mayor in Chicago for the majority of the time since 1955. It's an interesting thought that there isn't another Daley taking up the politician hat. :)

Catherine Stine said...

Kids are so cute, aren't they? Sounds like an exciting day for all.

Tabitha said...

The whole school was buzzing. The school sent home letters saying when Mayor Daley was going to be there, and the kids were clearly jazzed as they lined up for the picture. And Youngest was beside himself that he'd met someone so 'important.' It was very cute. :)