The latest presidential battle has been happening for years. Like everyone else, I am tired of it. Right now, I know who I am voting for so I do my best to tune it out. One political insult does get my attention though - flip flopper. Candidates use this term on each other to signal that their opponent is changing their views on a topic. As a parent of a three year old, I know a lot about this concept.
Three year olds have opinions and they are ready to express them. Sometimes opinions are shared at the dinner table when you serve dinner. Other times, you hear an opinion in a parking lot when you are in a hurry. Opinions are expressed through polite conversation, yelling, whispers in your ear, and tantrums. An opinion held in the morning can be reversed and reversed again before lunch time.
At age three, nothing is certain, except that opinions will be shared and change is going to come. So when I hear a candidate use the word flip flopper, I have to snicker. You guys and gals have no idea.