I was finning….and just read a fellow blogger and his comments inviting Minions (not Mormons) to speak! Oh, well. Here goes… Wow, the state of this country in any given state is not sounding all that great. And some candidates campaign photos and slogans are going to low places. This all makes me want to try that much harder to teach my student children THE COMMON CORE and Steven R. COVEYISMS toward being HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CITIZENS and GREAT AMERICANS. OMGosh!
One Latina child in my class is bound and determined to become the first Hispanic woman President of the U.S.A., and I am convinced another manchild will in no uncertain terms either become a late night stand up commic, Bronco football player, or the Governor of the Beehive State. I must teach correct principles and the Golden Rule and then let them govern themselves. Some day I MAY BECOME OLD…..second thought, NO! I won’t, but these children will be running, or ruining things like the rest of us.
Sometimes I get so frustrated with Utah and I am tempted to vote a straight Democratic ticket……just because…I CAN or COULD, or simply because I am DIVERGENT in raging against the machine….and, why the heck not! Truth is, I judge a person based on their character, track record, and if they follow the Golden Rule…away from the Golden Arches. jk…
Also, I am a teacher, and in my class there is a student whose dad is running for office. Dad is a Republican. 10 year old Jr. is a Republican. By any other name, you would think Father and Son the same! ha ha.. You would also think mea PUBLICAN among Pharisees when I said to Jr., in working on our classroom opera, “Everyone’s ideas matter. Someday you will think your own thoughts and have your own ideas.” We also vote in our classroom. I told Jr. “We follow the DEMOCRATIC process.” His jaw dropped and nearly unhinged. He shook his head and said, “I don’t like that word.” I busted up laughing inside, although I never let on, and very seriously said, “Go home and have your dad explain it.”
Never a dull moment, with or without stickers! The “I VOTED” sticker I got was not all that great! I will wear it to school so the kids can see it, but if you would like I could mail it to you! ha ha. Some people would kill for one of these collector stickers! By the way….the ladies at my voting precint have it pretty cush, sitting around playing candy crush on their Ipads, eating cookies, checking the occassional I.D., pointing at the line for a signature. Wow.
One lady was really over zealous about me getting that sticker. Actually, I think she thought I was going to run off with that little plastic voting machine card. I told her, “I’m not going to take the card, if that’s what you think?!” Another lady said, “You know it’s a third degree felony if you remove that card from the premises.” Ha ha. Wow! I couldn’t believe it. The card is NOT ALL THAT SPECIAL LOOKING! It looks a lot like those hotel keys that you sometimes accidentally forget to return and end up packing in your wallet with airporst parking meter cards and ….. Subway East Fresh gift cards! Bah! I said, “Hey! Good luck chasing me the one mile home up the lane. It looks a lot like a Construction WAR ZONE, or something straight out of Mind Craft! So I hear.
Needless to say I won’t be waiting up for election results. I reserve the right to stay up only on Christmas Eve, New Years, or on the even and odd nights I am WRITING THIS BLOG!!!
Til next time…..This is the Mermaid. Don’t sound the Siren!
I’ll see you at Starbuck’s in the morning with my lovely cut-out sister,
the Mermaid ~~~&~~~