Last night, Klara turned on the TV, sat in front of it, and announced, “Shh, Mommy. I’m watching the TV!”
The TV was tuned in to MSNBC, as always, and there was a segment about Trump.
“What is this, Mommy?” Klara asked.
“This is the president,” I explained.
“Why, Mommy?” she asked. “Why is he the president?”
The question was too deep for me to answer, so I said, “Because it’s his job.”
“Why is he so yucky, Mommy?” she continued.
“He’s not yucky,” I said, feeling that the conversation was running away from me. “He’s the president.”
“Why is he talking funny? Pee you, president! You, silly goose!”
I obviously don’t talk to her or around her about Trump or anything political. But toddlers are like radars. They have direct access to their parents’ subconscious.