Monday, February 25th 2008
Early Voting, INDEED, Mr. Seth-2yr

Today I thought I’d early vote in the primary. I timed it so that no one else would be there, since I’d have Seth-2yr on my left hip. (His regular post for the last 2 years.) The women there complimented my driver’s license photo (it’s atrocious. i think they were bored) and gave Seth-2yr stickers that read “I Voted!”

Wouldn’t it be great if that’s all your little two year old needed to get through the three minute procedure? But no. After about 90 seconds at the voter’s booth Seth-2yr got antsy on my left hip. I was almost done. He grinned at me. He has at least three dimples, sometimes as many as five, so it was quite a grin. Then he suddenly leaned forward and pushed the Big Red Button that reads “Cast Ballot.”

I heard one of the women working there gasp. I thought that was a bit overkill. I was pretty much done. i told her it was fine. She said, “Well. I think you just voted for the first time, young man.” (Well i should hope so.) And she gave him another sticker.

If you’re one of those peole who manages to research every single candidate in every race, frankly, I love that about you. You GO. But I don’t. I care about a few certain races, and the rest doens’t matter much to me.

Which is probably why I chose a candidate in one of the last races listed on the ballot, sheerly because I liked his name. He happens to have the same name as my mother’s cat, and it’s an unusual, slightly humorous name. Reason enough.

I was reconsidering this, just because it’s insane to choose a candidate because he shares the name as your mother’s cat. I’d really rather choose another name just so that I am NOT the sort of person who would do that.

But then Seth-2yr took care of that decision when he pushed the Big Red Button. No more second thoughts. Then he grinned, with at least 3 dimples, and squeaked proudly, “I did that!” He likes to make sure he gets credit for things.

Anyway, J-mom’s cat for pubLic office! *

You go, cat.

(He’s currently violating his residency restrictions, by running for office in West Texas, but maintaining a primary residence in
Australia. Scandal!)

*The all important letter “L” in this word was brought to you by Amanda. I think its omission certainly illustrates how important it truly is. Yea, Letter L!


9 Comments on “Early Voting, INDEED, Mr. Seth-2yr”

February 25th, 2008
8:20 pm

Just to let you know, you typed “pubic office.” Haha…

February 25th, 2008
10:05 pm

I love it when My little ones “help” me too.

February 25th, 2008
10:15 pm

Since I live with the above un-named kitty, I will update you on his reaction to the possibility of being elected. When I mentioned he would be expected to serve a term in public office, he coolly raised his long white eyebrow whiskers and reminded me that cats do not SERVE – they receive service. Now if it involved a permanently full food bowl, he might be willing to re-consider the offer. Love, J-mom

February 25th, 2008
10:44 pm

My day wouldn’t be complete without my kids helping me. It’s not their fault. I look like I need a lot of help. All the time. Everyday.

February 26th, 2008
1:12 am

My daughter was really excited to vote with me, back when we voted cause we have been pretty vocal in our house about our support of a certain candidate. So when I went to vote I wanted to see if she recognized his name on the ballot. I held the ballot out to her and said, who do we want to vote for? It occured to me later that those sweet old ladies who man the polls probably think that I voted for whoever my 4 year old happened to point to at random. They were probably horrified.

February 26th, 2008
1:38 am

I always feel guilty for not knowing all the candidates for every office (especially the bazillion and one local offices) and worry that I might be voting for a real creep. But apparently I don’t feel as guilty as I think I do since I never bother to research every single candidate for every single office. Who has the time? I have a job, and a house to clean, and a blog to keep up! Priorities, people!

February 26th, 2008
3:18 pm

That IS an important L. I hope when you added it you squeaked “I did that!” to mark the occasion.

I love that Baby Seth is full of civic pride as well as dimples.

February 28th, 2008
3:56 pm

Love that you took his “help” so well. You are that friend that I call with my researched opinions and plead me case to! I have a good friend who lets me lobby her as she does not have time to do the research (I have 2 kids she has 4 — hello! how would you have time with 4???).

I’m glad you and Seth voted!!!

March 6th, 2008
4:17 am

That’s great. I love the fact that you get to press buttons! We just have paper! And i do vote for everyone, just so that I can put my LEAST favourite candidate last. So vindictive……

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