Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Did we really just have this conversation?

I laughed really hard last night. The conversation topic though was one I never would have thought I would ever have - with my daughter. We were on our way to the gym.  To yoga. Yuck. Yoga.  Who does yoga. And why.  Anyway...

We are driving along and all of a sudden Emmy looks up on a pole on the corner and says, "hey, is that new?"  It was a horn. Like a tornado siren.  But the conversation went instantly south. "So that's what they will use for the Hunger Game or Purge announcements if Trump is elected.  What district do you think we will be in?"  WTF is what I am thinking.  "What?!" I say.  She says, "so are we going to be like agriculture because of Dad or like science and technical because of you.""Clearly, we are going with smart and technical because of me!" I instantly belt out.  Agriculture my ass...if we're going out, we're going out on top.  I've seen the movies...

"Well, Mom, we need to find an architect. You know someone who can design a wall or a sturdy electric fence for the purge night."  WTF again.  "Em, all we need is a room. A safe room. We just have to survive 24 hours in a safe room and avoid hackers too." "And bombs, like nuclear bombs...," she says, "if he gets elected, so we have like six months."  "Nah, it would take a little longer for him to pass the Hunger Game or Purge laws so we would have a little longer." I said...WHAT AM I SAYING.  What are we talking about, actually laughing about. This election has created conversations that are hilarious, ridiculous, and scary all at the same time.

I love that we get to have conversations like this.  I love that we laugh like this.  I love that we are above the age that would get selected for the games.