Conversation I had with our 10-year-old this afternoon:
Child: “Mom, can I stay up and watch the last debate tonight?”
Me: “Are you really interested in that? Or are you just trying to stay up late?”
Child: “It would be educational for me to see a debate.”
Me: “Let me talk to your father about it.”
Now, American politics have been down and dirty since the days of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. I am not naive about such things. However, the thought of my kid hearing Clinton and Trump go back and forth about Trump’s hand up the skirts of random women or Bill Clinton’s alleged rapes? I don’t even want to listen to it.
Maybe I should have just told her “no” and been done with it.