Is there going to be a war?
The chatter in the playground started yesterday at school pick-up.
“Who won?” the kids were asking.
These were seven, eight and nine-year-olds asking about the US Election.
Six-year-old girls chanting “Hillary, Hillary, Hillary”.
Eight-year-old boys yelling “Dump the Trump”.
It’s an amazing discussion from a suburban school playground in Sydney, one more used to chatter about the cricket score, the latest Woolworths cards or whether to play handball or soccer.
But there is an unprecedented level of interest in the results of the US Election, an unprecedented level of interest from children who, when pressed, probably wouldn’t be able to name the outgoing US president, or even our own prime minister.
But the one name they all know is Donald Trump.
At 3pm yesterday, as I went to school to pick up my children the signs all pointed the same way.
"Looks like Donald Trump is going to get in," I told a group of primary school children trying to peer at my phone to see the results for themselves.
They all knew the candidates, they all knew that an election was taking place across the other side of the world and they all reacted the same way.
Does that mean we are going to have a war?