Sitting doing coloring and doodle pages with your kids
and ending up in the middle of a conversation about how much they hate Obama, in the words of the younger of the two (it was an 8-year-old and a 17-year-old) for being “stupid,” “ugly,” and “weird.”
I asked the younger of the two if that was a) the way we talked about people here, and b) a good reason to dislike a president. Their response:
"Well I’m sorry, he is! …no, I’m sorry. But he just does a bad job. I miss Bush."
Then they said EVERYBODY thinks he’s doing a bad job and I cleared my throat. The older of the two amended, “Well, not everybody,” and continued from there. At least I’m glad that I didn’t make them feel too uncomfortable to continue…discussing it, if it could be called a discussion.