Thursday, November 4, 2010
An Election Day Story
Happy Fatherhood Friday everyone! If you didn't vote in the midterm elections, it's obviously too late. But it's not too late to show your support for the great bloggers over at dad-blogs.com (assuming that they still have this after missing last week).
So on Election Day, we told the boys as we were leaving that Mom-E and Dad-E were going to go vote. Mom-E dropped off Big Brother at school, and I took Little Brother and Bab-E Brother with me to the polling place.
As we're driving there, Little Brother, in his usual loquacious fashion, begins a line of interrogation/comments. (Sometimes, it reminds me of the nephew in Uncle Buck who, unrelentingly, asks consecutive questions, often without a chance to respond.)
DO BIG FISH BITE?
WHY DO FISH BITE?
LITTLE FISH DON'T BITE YOU?
I LIKE LITTLE FISH.
WHAT DO YOU DO SO SHARKS DON'T BITE YOU?
(I quickly got in, "Stay away from sharks.", here).
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR STRING LONG ENOUGH?
YOU NEED THE RIGHT STRING.
HOW DO YOU GET A POLE?
(Moment of clarity. Oh, we're talking about fishing. "You can buy one at the store.")
The inquisition continues for a good 5+ minutes, even as we're getting out of the van.
I have no idea what the heck he's talking about.
As we're walking in, BAM! It suddenly dawns on me why he's been asking these questions.
"Little Brother, do you think we're going BOATING?"
(We went through a phase where Curious George Goes Fishing was a nightly read.)
"No, we're going Voting, not boating. Can you say 'boating'?"
NO, I CAN'T SAY THAT.
At which point, the whole thing becomes completely hysterical.
And it becomes even funnier when he continues his line of questioning while we're in line.
IS THERE A BIG FISH IN THIS LINE?
"No, we're voting, not boating."
It continues, even as we're about to leave.
ARE WE GOING FISHING NOW?
That Little Brother is something else.
"Curious thing, the mind of a child is" - Jedi Master Yoda
Have a good weekend,
If your candidates weren't elected, you can always go boating,