Since the election, Betty has been talking nonstop about her new best friends.
Sasha and Malia Obama.
They’re moving, you know. Into the real White House. (As opposed to the fake one.) I think this is of interest to Betty because of our move to a new state a year ago, which also coincided with a new job for Daddy. Betty’s also in the same age range and shares several of the same interests. Kind of like how I could relate oh-so-well to Amy Carter’s penchant for reading.
This morning at breakfast, Betty again brought up the fact that Sasha and Malia will be moving on January 20.
“And John McCain is moving into the White House with them?” she asked.
“No, it doesn’t work that way,” I said.
“Well, where is John McCain going to live?”
“That’s not going to be a problem,” I assured her. “You see, John McCain has seven houses.”
“WHAT??!!” she exclaimed, in that dramatic way that only an almost-7-going-on-17 year old can do. “Seven houses! Do people know that John McCain owns seven houses?”
“Yup. And that is a problem for some people, because you have to have a lot of money to have seven houses. Do most people have seven houses?”
“Uh … noooooo,” she said, rolling her eyes.
“How many houses do we have?”
Betty pondered this revelation for a moment and then made a prediction.
“I think this is going to be in the newspaper tomorrow.”