On the way home from ballet class this afternoon I had this little exchange with Princess Frostine in the car:
Me: You guys don't have ballet next week because it's President's Day
Princess Frostine: Oh yeah, it's the president's birthday! Who is the president again? No, no don't say it... it's George Washington.
Me: Well we will be celebrating George Washington's birthday because he was America's first president, but George Bush is our president right now.
Princess Frostine: Right, George Washington is dead because he got really old. In a couple of weeks a new guy gets to be president you know.
Me: Well, that's right. In a few months we'll have an election to chose a new president.
(I'll spare you the rest of my feeble attempt to explain the election process, but this is what she came away with)
Princess Frostine: So everyone picks who they like and that person wins the envelope because they were nice to everyone each day. But all those other guys like George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr. already had their turn.