The Daughter Chronicles

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My daughter the politician

Today Norah got off the school bus and the bus driver said, "Goodbye, Norah." (I know this because I was standing on the curb - kerb? - and heard him say it.) She ignored him. As we started walking home, I said, "The bus driver said goodbye to you, so you should say goodbye to him. It's just the nice thing to do."

She said, and I quote, "I couldn't say goodbye because I was too excited to see my daddy."

Clever deflection, sucking up to those more powerful than she, smiling as she said it - yep, she'll make a heck of a politician when she grows up!