So Esther has decided that she wants to run for President. She eagerly watched the debate with me last week while her older sister acted like someone was trying to pull her toenails off because we were making her watch ‘boring news stuff’ – so I assume she must have been missing the latest episode of ‘Good Luck Charlie’ or something equally as important. (Maybe Obama was also sad to be missing that episode…seriously..so sad).
Esther had a news article to read, summarize and present in school this week and she insisted on finding an article on the Presidential election. I tried to sway her with the latest fashion news from Paris’ fashion week..but she could not be swayed even though I was all like “but look at the amazing new Spring fashions – it’s shift dresses again with some sheer accents” and she was all like “but mom, let’s focus on what’s important!” and I was all like “you are never watching a debate again!”
Thank goodness we can still share Project Runway together, so there’s that.
I think all presidents and leaders should be middle children. Middle children are compassionate, understand the power of compromise, have amazing communication and negotiation skills, are very independent and are self-starters. They are highly trained diplomats, popular, kind and creative. They are survivors.
Some famous middles that have proceeded Esther in greatness are Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Princess Diana and Bill Gates.
Maybe in 50 years someone will add Esther Duncan to that famous list when they are in the second grade.
In the meantime though I just wanted you to know that Esther ran for class Student Council Representative and she WON and I’ve never seen her smile so much(or talk politics so much). She is taking her duty to her class and school very seriously and wants you to know that she is the voice of her people and could not be more honored to represent them.
She even mentioned that she needs to wear her best dress every Friday for the Student Council meetings because it’s best to be professional.
So at least she is still kind of talking about fashion.