Barack who?

My three year old son was interested in the weekend newspaper I was reading this afternoon.  He usually focuses on the cartoons which means I have the difficult task of describing what’s happening, who the people are, and why it could be considered funny by people. Regardless my obvious failing at this, he kindly laughs anyway.

But today there were a few stories on the US election, and specifically Barack Obama. The three year old was quite interested.  He asked who was in the picture, so I told him it’s Barack Obama and as my boy is a big fan of our prime minister – heaven knows why – I mentioned that Barack Obama is trying to get the same job that Kevin Rudd has – but in America.  My boy giggled, and said “bummer”. 

Puerile, but quite funny at the time.