A Four-Year-Old Civics Lesson

I had a civics lesson with Brenna yesterday and it started with the question of princesses and "constitutional democracy" in Wreck-It Ralph.

"She still wants to be a princess, though?"

"No, she wants to have a democracy. That's where everyone gets to choose."

"Does America have princesses?" Brenna asks.

"We don't."

"Who gets to be in charge of everyone?"

"Everyone gets to be in charge. It's called a democracy." (She's still too young for me to explain special interest groups and jerrymandered seats in our representational democracy)

"Then everyone gets to be a princess, even the boys."

Apparently, my answer didn't satisfy her.