Jimmy Kimmel‘s six-year-old daughter has a passion for democracy.
Last week while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kimmel, 52, shared how his 6-year-old daughter, Jane, was very interested in the outcome of the 2020 Presidential, like many others.
“It was supposed to be Election Day, turned out to be Shark Week, really,” Kimmel joked while speaking to host DeGeneres.
“I was happy, yes. Saturday morning was a good morning. My wife woke me up and said Joe Biden won, and then I went back to sleep until 12:30.”
“But my daughter actually, my daughter is 6 years old, and she was watching. We had CNN on for like four days in a row,” the Kimmel added.
“She’s very interested in what’s going on and she feels like she has a stake in it.”
Kimmel attempted to use his daughter’s interest for ulterior motives — informing her that if she ate her breakfast, Biden would win.
“I said, ‘Well, you have to eat your pancakes.’ And she said, ‘What do you mean?’ And I said, ‘Well, Joe Biden isn’t gonna win. The last time, the reason Hillary Clinton didn’t win, was because kids didn’t eat their pancakes,’ ” he told her.
But Jane was privy to her dad’s antics. “She looked at me and she thinks about it for a second and she goes, ‘That’s just ridiculous.’ So I lost her completely,” Kimmel laughed.
DeGeneres, commented: “She was too smart to fall for that. She’s a smart girl.”
Kimmel shares Jane and 3½-year-old son William John (Billy) with wife Molly McNearney. He is also father to 29-year-old daughter Katie and 27-year-old son Kevin win ex-wife Gina.
Last Monday, Jane was finally able to have her first day of kindergarten.
“It was almost like when you get to visit the set of your favorite show,” Kimmel revealed of Jane’s excitement for her very first in-person class after months of school on Zoom.
He also joked about how excited families were to finally have their kids out of the house, telling DeGeneres that while most parents cry on their child’s first day of kindergarten, this year, kids were being “chucked out the window into the school.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.