This afternoon in the back yard, we were having the "what did you do today" discussion.
I had a fairly boring day, with a school assembly, a volunteers morning tea, a very frustrating and ultimately unfulfilling time trying to track down something to complete a project and finally a very dirty and sore task of unloading half a trailer of dirt and then refilling said trailer with garden waste.
V built a house.
"We did nothing" said 'Salina. "Oh, we coloured in and played games."
Both V and I expressed our dismay that she wasn't nose to the grindstone right up until break-up day on Friday, and said that she would be better employed either starting Year 4 work or revising Year 3, working on areas that seriously need improvement.
The discussion then moved on to who got paid for what work and how (as you do - and as 'Salina's teacher may have occasion to read this - hey W - I shan't go into the transition discussion in any detail), which lead eventually to politicians.
"So you pay Kevin Rudd?" asked 'Salina. "I don't like him. I like John Howard."
Holding straight faces, we asked her why the preference.
"Because I have known John Howard forever. I don't like change." she said.
Sounds like some other people I know.
(Please note - political opinions expressed by my child are not necessarily reflections of my own political persuasion. I have long ago given up influencing her in any manner of opinion - I just sit back and watch.)