Happy election day!
Exercise your right to vote and voice your opinion. Show respect and gratitude for those who gave everything so we could have the freedoms we have today. Plus, you get a sticker.
In honor of the political hullabaloo that has been the past several months, I started thinking about the elections and how much it reminded me of my toddler.
Disclaimer: I don’t fully agree with any politician. And I strongly disagree with a lot of them. But here’s the kicker: I respect their office. Do you see me running for Senator? No, because I’m broke, and that’s a hot mess of a job with a lot of stress and responsibility and I can’t even keep Todzilla in line. I respect our president because he’s our president. I respected the one before, and I’ll respect the one we choose today, regardless of who it is.
But the more I thought about it, the more I chuckled. And the more I thought about sharing a lighthearted look at politics as a reprieve from the name calling we’ve seen every day for the past several months.
Side note: I would enjoy it so much more if politicians used toddler insults in their campaigns, rather than lies and slander. It would totally be more fun to open our mailboxes and see flyers that say, “Don’t vote for so-and-so. He’s a big poopie head.” Anyway.
Without further ado, the top 8 ways my toddler is just like a politician:
- Overuse of the phrase, “not fair.”
- Thinks everything is hers.
- Takes things that don’t belong to her; gives them to other people.
- Lies about how she came to be in possession of my wallet.
- Says whatever she needs to in order to get what she wants.
- Takes money from my purse; throws it about wildly; hopes for the best.
- Walks into relatively clean situation; makes huge mess; blames someone else and hopes the next guy will clean it up.
- Still gets my vote because you couldn’t pay me enough to grow up all over again; or to be the president.