Taking a Stand

My 5-year-old nephew and I are hanging out on the beach during our Outer Banks vacation….

Nephew: “Auntie Em, I’m gonna go to the White House. It would be so cool to live there, don’t you think?”

Me: “Meh. Not right now it wouldn’t be.”

Nephew: “Why?”

Me: “Because you’d have to live there with Donald Trump.”

Nephew: “He lives there?”

Me: “Yes, and he’s the worst. He’s not a good person. He’s extremely selfish and rude and he has no respect for other people, especially women. So do me a favor– stay away from the White House until there’s someone respectable living in it, which will hopefully be the case come January. Until then, I think you should take a stand with your Auntie Em and stay far away from ANYTHING having to do with this president, who is nothing but a bully– because I know that you have a kind heart, just like I do.”

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Later, my nephew’s nanny approaches me….

Nanny: “Did you say something to Tyler?”

Me: “What do you mean?”

Nanny: “I was going to take him to see the lighthouse in Corolla today and he was so excited, but now he’s yelling that he won’t go because a bad, selfish bully lives there, and he’s taking a stand with his Auntie Em.”

Me: “Ohhhhhh oh oh– the LIGHThouse!”

Nanny: “Yes…”

My bad.

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