Now, let me reiterate that my daughter is 8 years old. So, I thought about it for a little while, and I finally boiled it all down to what I thought she might understand.
I said, "Well, one way of looking at it is that Republicans want things to stay the same. Democrats tend to want to change things from the way they are."
Without giving me a chance to further illustrate my point with examples, she skipped away, satisfied.
Today she came home with a poster of the candidate she "voted" for in her third grade class.
Suffice it to say that in Caroline's world, things are just right the way they are!
I pray that whomever makes the big decisions over the next several years makes choices that keep my daughter's world as beautiful as she sees it now.