After seeing Julia Gillard on the TV every day recently my baby, all of 5 years old, has declared she will be Prime Minister when she grows up. No ifs or buts, it will just be so. I love that confidence in kids that they can be and do whatever they choose, barriers be damned.
She’s obviously put a bit of thought into it and has a few policy ideas already. So here’s your scoop. Remember, you heard it here first.
Me: Why have you decided to be the Prime Minister of Australia?
Future PM: Because you get to be the boss of Australia and make all the rules
Me: What sort of things will you do when you’re Prime Minister?
FPM: I’ll make more hospitals so sick people can get better and I’ll put more carriages on the trains. What else does the Prime Minister do? (she seems to have the right idea)
Me: Well, they try to make the whole country run better. They make decisions about schools and roads and laws and how to spend the government’s money.
FPM: How do they make all the buildings?
Me: They don’t make the buildings themselves. They talk about how they want it to be and then get some builders to make them.
FPM: Oh, so the government doesn’t do anything. They have lots of meetings and talk about stuff and then someone else does all the work.
Me: Ummm, yes…
FPM: I’ll be good at that! (yes, she definitely understands what it’s all about. I’m so proud)