Monday, November 5, 2012
WIC Mamas and Voter Registration Crimes
I was down at the WIC office again today. I was watching the boys play with the other kids when another mother turned to me and asked: "Your kids don't go to preschool do they?" I responded that they didn't. She then said that she could tell. Half expecting her to compliment me on how happy and full of song Christian was that morning, she continued: "They have a hard time sharing, don't they? Preschool is so good for that." Despite stranger's observations, I think the boys are making fine progress: Simeon is significantly less likely to go for other children's eyeballs then he was a month ago, and Christian hasn't threatened to cut our ears off in months. That said, Stephen and I don't put much of a premium on angelic behavior at this age anyway. If we had wanted a passionless angel, we wouldn't have given Christian the middle name of "Mordechai." I'm afraid we had plans for Christian to be full of righteous anger and indignation from the beginning. All we need to do now is get that anger to be a little more righteous. Back to the joys of Philly, I'm not sure how accurate this is: but when I ran into these people in the park I suspected something like this and purposely registered as a Democrat because I saw their Obama pamphlets and worried they might not turn my registration form in if I said I was a Republican. I guess we'll see tomorrow whether my Utah accent gave me away and my form was among the shredded or not. And yes, I'm voting for Romney (assuming I can vote). All other issues aside, Obama is for SSM and Romney is for traditional marriage. To me this is the issue of the campaign and all others fade next to it.