I could post about politics today, and the town halls last night… but instead, I’ll post about a cute show. It has a bit of a political spin, but not much! Honestly, I’m over this election cycle. Obviously, my MA in Poli Sci isn’t helping my sanity these days…
Clara and I (and Chip too, usually) have been watching Diary of a Future President a few evenings a week before bed.
Diary of a Future President is on Disney+ and has been a great show to watch with my preteen daughter. While the concept is intriguing, the show mostly focuses on typical issues and situations that teens and preteens encounter. The premise is a normal middle-school-age girl who eventually becomes president and is now reading through her diary and remembering her younger years and experiences from her normal life while growing up.
If there is anything I want all of my kids to know and realize as they enter adulthood, it’s that they can do and be anything. This show is a great example of that! Through passion, hard work, and commitment, they can truly do and be anything – and the daily trials and tribulations only serve to make them stronger and better people in the long run.
One of my ongoing phrases during the stay-at-home time frame was “I’m trying to ensure that you end up being a functional adult!” – typically said when someone didn’t complete a chore or needs nudging to move forward with a task. While obviously, my job is to love them, raise them, and provide for them — I also think a large part of it is making sure they are ready for the real world. And the real world means Mom doesn’t remind you every five minutes!
This show encompasses a lot of these life lessons and is a fun and cute way to find some good talking points, ideas to bounce around with a preteen girl! If you haven’t watched it, definitely check it out on Disney+!