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July 4th Conversation

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As I was posting the above pic as my FB cover photo for July 4th, I expressed that I feel sad. Elijah, my 16, asked why to which I replied, “America is screwed.” His answer? “It’s your fault.” “Why?” I asked.

“Because you didn’t run for President.”

I volleyed with, “The scary thing is, I could run and I COULD get elected. I could run on ‘I don’t know what the heck I’m doing but it will be better than the future we’re looking at.”

Elijah’s suggested platform: “I’ve got this here Presidency for Dummies book. We’ll all be fine.”

There you have it, folks. I’m announcing my candidacy. Just write me in. I’m running not as an Independent but as an idiot because I don’t want anyone to be under the impression that I have any experience other than, if you consider having 12 kids a community, I am, in fact, a “community organizer.”

Happy 4th of July!

What’s not shared is lost…and I didn’t want to lose this conversation because it made me laugh…..

Michelle