I am quite captivated by the political process, and being a history teacher, have passed that to my son. We review the globe and talk about different countries and cultures ... we thoroughly enjoy discussing the different states our family members live in and even how far it takes to get there from here. We're not quite ready for latitude and longitude, and have had countless discussions about who is the president and how he or she gets elected ... what he or she does, etc.
Hayden knows who George W. Bush is, and now is quite familiar with his new President.
The other morning he was playing with his train set, and came out screaming "Barack Obama!, Barack Obama!"
One of the townspeople from his set looks like this ...
For Hayden, who had just spent an entire morning watching him on TV, it made perfect sense ... the President is so important, he comes with train sets.