The general election looms ever closer and the parties have all had their say.  Although the majority of their say always seems to involve telling us who not to vote for, rather than why we should vote for them.

I’m looking to vote for the party whose policies would most benefit me.  Which got me thinking, what if my small dictators people could make the rules?  What would their policies be?  And more importantly would you vote for them?

I asked my 5-year-old son what he would do if he was the boss of the world.  After much discussion about the castle he would live in, these are election promises.*

*Paraphrased somewhat!

 

The Economy

  • We need to make equal living standards for all.  We pledge a minimum pay for pocket-money for all children from the age of three upwards.
  • The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and Father Christmas will all receive pay rises above the rate of inflation.
  • Everyone should get free money and weekends should be longer. (He gets my vote on this one).

Health & The NHS

  • Green Jelly Babies are counted towards one of the five a day healthy eating requirements, because they are the same colour as peas but taste much nicer.
  • Ice lollies will become an integral part of the sun safety campaign.  Every time sun cream is applied Ice lollies should also be consumed.
  • Doctors Surgery’s will have an obligation to keep children entertained for long wait times by showing Cbeebies in the waiting room.
  • All children will have the same bedtime, and parents trying to put their children to bed when it is still light will have to go to jail. (His actual words).

Education

  • A Minimum of three bedtime stories will become the national requirement.
  • Magazines will become educational material on the national curriculum, including the free tat toy that comes with them.
  • No more magic maths at school. (Again, his words).

Other

  • Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom and Mr Maker should make personal appearances at all birthday parties.
  • There is never an inappropriate time to dress as Batman.
  • Everyone has two birthdays a year.

Kid Party

 

What rules would your small people add?

Friday Frolics

 

 

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49 Comments on If 5 Year-Olds Ran The Country…

  1. Carry On Katy
    May 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm (2 years ago)

    ha!! I think my 5 year old would agree with most of these. He would also expect Haribo for breakfast, only without the milk and full control of the remote at all times so we all have to suffer fecking NumTums on repeat. Oh, and no washing hair EVER! I think he would be happy to have dreds with creatures nesting in it.
    Mr Tumble is a possibility- my husband often works with him and so I could hook you up. At least that would be one thing off the list!
    Lush post as ever!!
    #brilliantblogposts

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    • Claire
      May 9, 2015 at 9:47 am (2 years ago)

      Ha! Hook you up and Mr Tumble in the same sentence. That conjures up some really wrong mental images!!! 😉

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      • Carry On Katy
        May 9, 2015 at 9:57 am (2 years ago)

        Oh yeah. Good point.
        But now that you mention it, Mr Tumble is a good lookin fella. We could do a lot worse. And he would be a cracking fella to have around the house. He could entertain the kids whilst we drink vodka tonics in bed with the door bolted.
        He loves doing it. And kids live him. And he makes for a fabulous distraction!
        Everyone would be so happy!!!x
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  2. You Baby Me Mummy
    May 3, 2015 at 8:46 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this huni, so funny. An inspired idea. I agree about lollys and sunscreen, and free money and long weekends. Actually I WILL vote for him. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks 🙂

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  3. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    May 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm (2 years ago)

    This is so funny! I am so in with the more free money and longer weekends! Yes please! I’d definitely vote your little one to run the country! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm (2 years ago)

      You can run the country but you still have to do as Mummy tells you 😉

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  4. Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    May 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm (2 years ago)

    HA! I love some of these policies!

    Ice lollies will become an integral part of the sun safety campaign — yep — I’m up for this one! PLUS I’d like two birthdays a year (having a January birthday is a bit rubbish, I’d like a summer one too) and finally, ‘everyone should get free money and weekends should be longer’. That’s genius. The boy has a bright future ahead of him!! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for hosting 🙂

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  5. Jenny
    May 3, 2015 at 10:13 am (2 years ago)

    Hahha This made me laugh and I bet so true too. lol Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for hosting 🙂

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  6. Jenny Eaves
    May 2, 2015 at 6:40 am (2 years ago)

    Ha ha! How can we vote for him?! He talks a lot of sense! 🙂 xx

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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm (2 years ago)

      More sense than the politicians!

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  7. Dana Alley
    May 2, 2015 at 1:56 am (2 years ago)

    This is adorable! Very well done 🙂 #brilliantblogposts

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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks 🙂

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  8. Domesticated Momster
    May 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Mine would have cartoons on all day everyday. No other types of programs allowed. Even if they are outside and someone changes the channel they get so upset. Yes I am one of those moms who has a tv on all day for noise. Like it’s not noisy enough around here with 3 toddlers.
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Ha ha! They have an inbuilt beacon for channel changing don’t they 🙂

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  9. christina
    May 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I think we should try some of these! How much worse can it get??

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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Not sure I’d agree to the bedtime one though!

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  10. Alan herbert
    May 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love it. My 6 year old agrees with the same bedtime for all children, and going to jail if put to bed whilst still light.

    He also adds that The youngest is allowed control of the sky remote, even if they are not watching TV, but still in the room.
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

      We have a bunch of TV tyrants on our hands!

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  11. Mrs Puddleducky
    May 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm (2 years ago)

    hehe this is great! I think you’ve captured it perfectly,Beowulf be great to live under that government for a day wouldn’t it! Such fun 🙂
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

      I think the power might go to his head!

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  12. Kaye
    May 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Haha, amazing post! I completely agree with alot of his points especially the one about weekends, and I’d love it if green jelly babies could be one of our 5 a day. Awesome pic too! #FridayFrolics
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks 🙂

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  13. Rachel
    May 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Haha this made me laugh a lot – fab! #brilliantblogposts

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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank-you. Like to make people smile 🙂

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  14. Adrian
    May 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Well this is the best manifesto I’ve heard so far! I think Baby B would add free brushes for everyone – two to be carried at all times.
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

      I might write my own lists of demands, I mean policies 😉

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  15. Emma
    May 1, 2015 at 4:39 pm (2 years ago)

    He has got my vote! Won my heart with the green jelly babies. Great post thanks for sharing.
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    • Claire
      May 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm (2 years ago)

      prefer the red ones myself 😉

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  16. teacuptoria
    May 1, 2015 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    hehe Claire this is brilliant! It’s made me wonder what my son would say if I asked him! Such a great post and a fabulous piccie! xx #fridayfrolics
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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks. I might have to do my own list 😉

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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm (2 years ago)

      They are not demanding at all are they!

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  17. Mrs Tubbs
    May 1, 2015 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

    Shows more common sense than most politicians, but not sure it would get my vote! #TheList

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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 11:45 am (2 years ago)

      I’m so confused about who to vote for I might actually let my 5 year old decide!!! 😉

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  18. Mummy Fever
    May 1, 2015 at 9:27 am (2 years ago)

    I think Mr Tumble and Mister Maker would be running the country so the little ones could play #FridayFrolics
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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 10:14 am (2 years ago)

      That’s a scary thought!

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  19. Spidermummy
    May 1, 2015 at 9:12 am (2 years ago)

    Hmm these are interesting policies, but I’m sorry to say that this party would not be receiving my vote. Unfortunately if Mr Tumble or Mr Maker appeared anywhere NEAR me I would find it very difficult not to throttle them. Mr Bloom however, I have a strange crush on so he can come 😉

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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 10:14 am (2 years ago)

      I’m with you on the Mr Tumble, and as for Mr Maker, well I think we would leave a colossal mess!

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  20. Linda Hobbis
    May 1, 2015 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

    Ieuan would add that jam sandwiches are an acceptable meal substitute and that it is OK to go to school dressed as spiderman. Caitlin would like to go everywhere accompanied by puppies and kittens.

    I’d like a lockable wine cellar.

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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 10:12 am (2 years ago)

      I’d quite like to go everywhere accompanies by puppies and kittens too! 😉

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  21. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    May 1, 2015 at 6:55 am (2 years ago)

    He’s got my vote. Much more sensible than most of the jokers threatening to run the country at the moment! My tot would like to add that he should be able to lick whatever he want, wherever he wants. Including but not limited to : dogs feet, people’s faces, supermarket trolleys, public highchairs and railings of all kinds.

    #fridayfrolics
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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

      Ha ha. Lick away!

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  22. Kate
    May 1, 2015 at 5:21 am (2 years ago)

    Ha ha LOVE this – I am definitely with your boy on the CBeebies in waiting rooms, ice lollies (craving one just thinking about it!) and the green Jelly Babies – they are my favourite too! Fab post x
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    • Claire
      May 1, 2015 at 10:10 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Kate 🙂

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  23. Yvette @ Big Trouble in Little Nappies
    April 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Claire this is inspired! Love it. Made me laugh out loud but perhaps more worryingly, made me nod along in agreement a lot too – particularly around the green jellybabies and banning of maths…
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    • Claire
      April 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Ha ha! He talks more sense than a lot of politicians! x

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