The Democratic Process

I was originally going to over-share with you all about my lovely 24 hour urine collection, my doctor’s appointment today(at which my blood pressure was normal!), and the lack of good television on Sundays. 

But I decided that I should keep the pee stories to myself(you’re welcome).  I shouldn’t bore you with details of what the doc said(ultimately, eventhough the bp was good today, we won’t really know much until the lab work comes back).  And I shouldn’t really complain about Sunday television programming.  If I’d go to church, it wouldn’t be an issue anyway!  🙂

So…what I’ll tell you about instead is an Emmie story.  Today was Red, White & Blue day at school, and the kids got a chance to vote.  Not about something as silly as who will be in charge of the free world(DON”T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW….THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ELECTION!!!), but something really important: snacks.  They voted for which snack they wanted, and the winning snack will be making a victory speech on Wednesday.

Anyway, I was late picking her up from “school”, and she was the only one left in her room.  As I walked up to the door I could see a note that read:


So as I came into the room her teacher said, “I don’t think Emmie was very happy with the outcome of the election.” 

“Uh-oh.  What’s wrong, Em?”

“I want ice cream, but we havin’ to eat goldfish.”  (If you know Em, you can surely imagine the hilarious face accompanying this statement.)

So…because of 10 crazy little kids(seriously, who picks goldfish over ice cream???), my 2 year old has already lost confidence in the democratic process.  I guess it was bound to happen sometime though, huh? 🙂

Oh…don’t let the process fail again…VOTE tomorrow if you haven’t already!

No Responses to The Democratic Process
  1. Peapodsquadmom
    November 3, 2008 | 11:45 pm

    I’d be looking for another preschool. Seriously? Goldfish? Poor Emmie. I’d be peeved, too.

  2. Jessica Jackson
    November 4, 2008 | 4:16 am

    I’m enjoying these daily blogs!! It’s nice to hear from you so often, now 🙂

  3. Adrian
    November 4, 2008 | 10:07 am

    Maybe she can learn to be disappointed with election outcomes but also learn to stick with it and not become apathetic!

  4. Jennifer
    November 4, 2008 | 12:19 pm

    I think you should take Emmie out for ice cream to celebrate such a historic day in the history of our country.

  5. Jennifer
    November 4, 2008 | 12:20 pm

    Did the teachers get to vote? Maybe they influenced the other kids to vote for goldfish. Hmm…I think you should investigate the preschool polling procedures.

  6. abragg
    November 4, 2008 | 5:04 pm

    I DEFINTELY agree that an ice cream run is in order; but to be honest, I actually WANT to hear about the 24 hour “There’s some Pee in my bucket, dear 3A, dear 3A” marathon!

  7. Jesse
    November 4, 2008 | 10:31 pm

    Poor Em…I bet I can make her ice cream dreams come true this weekend!

  8. Jennifer
    November 5, 2008 | 10:43 pm

    I told this story to my Bible study tonight…they thought it was hilarious!