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
*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!