November 6 is election day, as I’m sure you know. If you live near me, you can’t watch TV without being subjected to a string of campaign ads every time your program of choice airs.
It seems that we have someone in our family who is very interested in that election. Jonas has become quite caught up in the race for Circuit Court Judge. Ever since he met one of the Candidates, Karen L. Wilson, Jonas has become a campaigning machine. He will not accept any talk of Ms. Wilson’s opponent as he thinks we should all be voting for “karnwilson (how he says her name–like it’s all one word)” and not for “that McColmen guy (which is how he says ‘McCollom).”
It’s so funny that he’s taken such an interest, because truth be told, Jason and I made up our minds about who we’re voting for awhile ago and we don’t really make it a topic of family discussion. We do try to teach him the importance of elections and we take him with us when we go to vote on election day. But he’s taken an interest in this one all on his own.
Here are some of his conversation starters lately:
In the car: “Karnwilson sign…Karnwilson sign…Ugh McColmen. We should go take that sign.”
“I don’t see how that McColmen guy is working very hard.”
“That McColmen guy is going to be destroyed in the election. That kid doesn’t stand a chance.”
“So, Becky, who are you planning to vote for on election day?” (He said this while leaning against the door frame of the office with his arms crossed and a very serious look on his face.)
I asked him this afternoon if he knew what the election was for. He looked at me blankly for a moment. I rephrased my question: “The winner of the election gets to become…?” He thought for another moment and then pulled it from his memory (probably all of those signs he looked at): “Circuit Judge!”
“Do you know what that means?” I asked.
“No.” He said simply. “Vote for Karnwilson.”
Attention all would be election winners: Hire this kid! He’ll be loyal to the end!