Well, not today. But someday!
This morning, we were running late to school. Mim popped a couple of frozen waffles in the toaster to eat as we rushed out the door. As I was buckling Maura, I looked over and Mim had waffle stuff all over her face.
I said “Miriam, you really need to learn how to eat more quickly or else I’ll never be able to take you to dinner at the White House.” *
Miriam says “Oh, I don’t care about that.”
I asked, “Why not?”
Without missing a beat she said “Because I’m going to be president someday.”
Oh yeah, I forgot for a moment that Miriam is going to take over the world someday. Silly me!
*Yes, I use the “dinner at the White House” line a lot. I also used it on my little brother and sister when they were kids. And then one day, after Josh and I met George and Laura Bush, my brother said “You know, I always thought the whole dinner at the White House thing was just a line…but now I may just believe you!”