Greg Bluestein's daughter had an idea—she wanted to stay up late and watch the State of the Union address with her father (@bluestein) Tuesday night. Bluestein, a political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJL) decided to let her, tweeting "Let's see how long she makes it."
He spent the next hour live-tweeting his 7-year-old daughter's comments (and shenanigans) and the people of Twitter were riveted.
The kid's peppering me with questions: "He's so old to have married a young wife. Or did she put makeup on to make her look younger. Daddy? Daddy answer me!"— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 31, 2018
Maybe "Daddy" shouldn't be telling people he knows "everything."
"They're standing up so much. Well not everyone. Why are some standing and some sitting? Daddy! Answer me. Daddy! You said you know everything."— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 31, 2018
Ah! The call of the fruit snack—its pull is just too strong.
"Daddy. Who's Apple? Why do they need need workers? Can I have fruit snacks. I'm hungry." <I relented and she scurries away>— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 31, 2018
And she's out . . . (*she lasted a record 40 minutes, folks!! And she's only 7!)
"Daddy? Can I go look at pictures on the computer? I don't want to watch this. Why are there are a lot of boys wearing blue and red? Daddy, answer me!"— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 31, 2018
And, the REAL reason she wanted to stay up emerges . . .
Update: She printed up about a dozen pictures while I wasn't paying attention, using the rest of our color ink. But she has lots of pics of her kindergarten graduation now for her room. "Can I have another snack?"— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 31, 2018
Twitter was loving this kid's accidentally insightful commentary:
You should probably let her run your commentary. This is excellent!— Camila Knowles (@camilamknowles) January 31, 2018
I think we're all looking at the FUTURE President of the United-States!!! Those are some DAMN GOOD questions she asked!!! :)— Drew Waepew-Awaehsae (@Indieun7) February 1, 2018
She said what we're ALL thinking:
This was the best, and relatable. I too had a lot of questions 😂— Andrea Diaz (@AndreaDiazCNN) January 31, 2018
I’m 47 and I have many of the same questions as your 7 yr old.— Like, stable genius here 🗣 (@JeffCavanaugh1) January 31, 2018
As always, there were the expected naysayers:
Reaching...... Always reaching. You're all actually comical to follow.— Skyler Mourning (@SkylerRealtor) February 1, 2018
I'm going to take shit that didn't happen for 800 Alex.— Kevin Hodge (@ThatRedNeckGuy1) January 31, 2018
Regardless of whether the tweets were wholly true or not, one thing is for sure—it was entertaining.