"Grandpaul" - My 4 year old never ceases to amaze meSubmitted by bparker189 on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 11:29
Here is a quick little story that I hope you will find as inspiring as I did.
A few nights ago my wife, myself and my two daughters (4 and 8 months) were seated at the dinner table as we do every day. I cannot for the life of me remember exactly what it was we were talking about but it led me to say; "truth is a hard thing to come by these days, as long as I've been following this stuff I've only seen or hear one politician tell the truth". Wifey says sarcastically, "and who would that be?" Before I could even get it out, the four year old says, looking at her mother (this is what I thought I heard), "grandpaw silly". A little confused, because she calls my dad "granddad" and my wife's dad "pop-pop"; I pried her to figure out who she was talking about. She says you know daddy, the man who tells the truth and who's on your computer. My oh my how much these little ones soak up. What she actually said was "grandpaul silly", you know daddy the man that doesn't like fighting and always tells the truth. I said, "you mean Ron Paul" and she said yeah "grandpaul" I was stopped in my tracks. I think time actually stopped for a moment. You have to understand how off guard this caught me. I've never talked to her about politics...she four for crying out loud. She either picked it up from me watching RP you tubes at the breakfast table or talking with my friends or my wife. And where did she come up with "grandpaul." I've never said it or heard anyone say it. Grandpaul! does it get any better than that?
Then I got to thinking, which is sometimes a dangerous thing. I'm 34 and never really had any grandparents to speak of. My parents were older when they had me so they had passed on before I really got to spend any time with them. Ron Paul, and I'm just realizing this now, has sort of been the older wiser man I could look up to, sort of like a grand father.
After dinner she wanted to see Grandpaul, so I obliged an put on the recent "RP on Iran sanctions video" because it was the most recent one I watched. Of course she had no idea what was going on so 45 seconds in I she wanted to know what he was talking about. I basically explained to her that he was telling people that fighting is bad and that we shouldn't be bossy and tell other people what to do all the time. She says "yeah fighting is bad, and bossy sue is bad too" Bossy sue a term we use when she gets a little "bossy" with her friends.
Then I really got to thinking. What about a website: grandpaul.com that would teach kids, the basics of individual liberty and freedom using children's stories, games...stuff that kids are into. I'm not the techy type and I'm way to busy to even think about it any further but who knows, maybe one of you DP's might think it a good idea and actually have the skills to pull it off.
Anyways, thanks for listening. Hopefully I didn't bore you to tears with my little personal story.
**UPDATE**--Dp'er Robhino runs with it!
Thanks SO much for the wonderful idea bparker189!
http://grandpaul.com/ (Give me a few days to work up a design!)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grandpaul/407422889328506 (Need 25 Likes asap.)
Check out what I posted 12 days ago! I think this will be the first post!
If I make any money off this bparker, 10% of all profits will go to your daughter. (private message me your info)
Look what happened the last time I spent $18 on a whim!
Alright people, I'm open for any ideas and volunteers!