The buzz all over DC is about the potential government shut down.
The buzz all over kindergarten is about our zoo field trip.
Unfortunately, the two cannot exist at the same time.
Just how am I going to explain this to overly Pixie and friends?
That we cannot go to the zoo because the government couldn't decide how to spend its money so it stopped working? That's a great example for our kids- when grown ups can't solve a problem they quit.
Or that people couldn't get along so they closed the zoo?
The people in charge decided that if nobody could make a decision then nobody would get any money?
Our government stopped working and made the zoo stop working too?
For the life of me I cannot think of a good way to have this make any sense to a five year old. Besides the fact that most of them will then worry about who is feeding the animals. (And who will be? Do zoo keepers get to be considered 'essential personal'? )
On the flip side, DC traffic police wont be writing parking tickets if the government shuts down...