Michael comes to me.
"What is it little man?"
"Remind me again who all the presidents are?"
I am hit with more than a little surprise. He is challenging me here and I am going to be hard pressed to admit to my five year old brother, who believes in my presidential expertise so whole heartedly, that I am stumped.
"Remind you?" I say.
"Yes, I know George Washington. Who are the rest?"
I think of the poster we have of the presidents and all those, seemingly hundreds, of faces.
I glance around, with hopes of seeing the names of these men magically written where I can read them, and I notice that Michael has four lego men in his little hands.
And it clicks!
"Oh, you mean who is on the Mountain?" I say. -That's Mount Rushmore for all you who are not as swift as I in the mental take off. ;)
"Yes," he says.
"Well, There is Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson."
"Abraham Lincoln! That's the one."
He goes away happy. I go away relieved that a five year olds view of all the presidents consists only of the four men who have their faces carved into a rock face in the middle of no where!