I prepped my son all morning for the election – to put it in words his two year old mind could understand, I told him we were going to VOTE for donkeys or elephants. At various times in the day I asked him, “MM, will you vote for donkeys or elephants?” and his answer, like mine, seemed to vary from moment to moment. Like his mother, he wasn’t sure which one he liked better even as he approached the voting booth, although unlike his mother he seemed to be leaning in the direction of his favorite animal – the elephant, whose name is simply fun to say. Ap-oh-boos. Who could resist? I wish I had such an easy way to make my decisions. Still, in the end, I went with ye ole gut instinct and dh did the same and hopefully this time tomorrow morning the rest of America will have made up their minds, too.
The three of us (dh, MM and I) were decked out in our voting finest as I’d made sure we were all wearing an even mix of red and blue so as to throw off anyone who might be wondering, “Who will they vote for?” Gotta keep people on their toes. Everyone told us our child was ah-dorable and the voting process was over very quickly. I hear there were long lines in many polling locations, but ours was not one of them. We were in and out in minutes. The longest process was choosing between a list of three names I had never heard of somehow. That’s when it’s fun to play games like, “Oh this person lives on a street I recognize” or “That person has the coolest name I’ve ever seen.” Not that I would do that, but it would be funny if I did, right?
My biggest disappointment was that they didn’t offer us any kind of “I voted” sticker or button. How am I supposed to obtain my free coffee and ice cream without a sticker? My husband said I could make one myself but that seems dishonest to me. Whose to say I didn’t make the sticker but not actually vote. I’m thinking it needs to be official. This simply won’t do:
Anyone would see through this feeble attempt at getting stuff for free. So instead I made him take me to Borders where I got a Raspberry Mocha Kiss Latte delicious beverage. It was, indeed, delicious. And probably better than a free coffee with no raspberries, mocha or kisses. Anyway, lets not get into the whole blah blah blah of “I voted for this guy and anyone who didn’t is a pansy.” Instead, I will leave you with more funny videos. Cause we all know that’s WAY more interesting.
Wasn’t that fun? Make sure you vote for whatever dog, cat, donkey, elephant, hot chick or Tiger Woods guy you’re gunning for – I really don’t care WHO you vote for, so long as you VOTE. As a special prize for all of my readers who voted today, if you leave a comment on this post saying you voted (we’re going on trust here people, be honest) I won’t kill you if you put my I has Voted button on your blog. Special, huh?