Charming and I are amazingly responsible citizens.
For Family Home Evening last week, Charming wanted us to vote.
“Sure!” I said, “That’s a great idea!”
So, we sat down with our absentee ballots and voters guide booklets and cast our votes.
“Who did you vote for?” I constantly asked, peering over Charming’s shoulder to get a look at his ballot.
“It doesn’t matter,” he constantly replied, “Vote for whoever you think is best.”
“I am!” I retorted huffily, “… I’m just curious. Who did you vote for??”
After 15 or 20 minutes of that, we were done.
We signed and sealed our envelopes and congratulated ourselves on being such amazingly responsible citizens. We had finished voting nine whole days before they were due. (That’s big for us).
A couple days ago, my good friend Michelle called to remind us to vote.
“Oh, we already voted last week!” Charming explained to her happily, “No worries here.”
Boy, were we responsible citizens or what.
This morning, I was earthquake proofing my computer tower with strips of velcro (am I the only one who loves disaster preparedness with a passion??).
As I was moving a stack of papers on my desk out of the way, I suddenly found two large purple envelopes.
“Uh, Love,” I said meekly on the phone.
“Yeah?” he replied.
“Um, I just found our ballots,” I explained, “They never got mailed…”
What’s today? November 7th.
When did they need to be postmarked? November 6th.
Two amazingly responsible citizens.