Sunday, November 02, 2008

Redistribution of Candy...A Tiny Bit Political

One thing I love about my friends is that they are a varied lot, many don't know each other, and each one brings something enriching to my life in one way or another. One of our couple friends who are truly near and dear to our hearts, you will not find better people if you searched long and hard. They are the second-in-line couple to receive our cherubs should something happen to both D and I and our first guardians select could not or were not able to take care of the cherubs. This couple have raised 2 fantastic boys of their own and he sits on the school board, is a volunteer firefighter and she has taught elementary school for many years, and they are both fabulous Christians - and we enjoy spending time with them. The he of the couple is VERY REPUBLICAN, I bet he only has undies with elephants on them in fact. He knows that I am voting for Obama and he just has a hard time believing it, so he devised a little joke...

On Halloween we went back to our previous town where we have lots of friends and it is just a small town where the worries are far fewer. So we made our home base at one house and then our friend K, the female of the couple above, joined us to walk around with the kids since hers are getting too old to trick-or-treat. Well, before we left to trick-or-treat, she called my kiddos close to her and said that Uncle B (her husband) had told her that according to Obama, when the kids got home from trick-or-treating, that they had to take all the candy they had walked around and earned and would have to give some of it away to other kids who did not want to go trick-or-treating, so that it would be "redistributed" evenly. My kids took her so seriously while the rest of us were just laughing because we knew B had stooped so low to try to convert me, even through my poor children. We all had a good laugh and told the kids that she was just joking.

But, here is the thing, my kids WANT to give some of their candy away. How awesome is that?! There is a local dentist who is collecting the candy tomorrow and he will be paying kids $1 for every pound of candy they bring him and he will then be sending the money on to the troops. I explained this to the kids and they were ecstatic about this thought. Doodle even proceeded to make 15 drawing/coloring papers to go along with the candy. I have already explained to the kids that we should not be paid to help others, especially since what we are giving had been given to us freely and without reservation, and that we will ask the dentist to keep the money to help pay for the shipping to Iraq. So, we will be redistributing...why? Because our kids want to given that they had soo much candy that there was no way they could ever eat, it was only right that it be sent to those who might need it more. Not such a bad idea huh?

It was all a good laugh and my poor kids will definitely be raised conservative Republican should these wonderful friends ever have that much influence on their lives, but there are worse things to happen to D is voting Republican, so we respect each others' wrongness and we move on:)

Just a funny little diddy...I will try to get some pics posted soon.

Oh yes, one funny...Doodle was dressed as Cleopatra, apparently it was a hot outfit from T@arget this year because we saw 3 others Halloween evening while we were out and about. Well, it just so happens that Doodle has the jet-black adorable hair very similar to Cleopatra. As we passed one of the other Cleopatras, with blonde hair, I heard her whine to her mom..."Why didn't mine come with a wig! We all had a good laugh over that one. It was such a beautiful night and the weather could not have been more perfect for a mom, a Cleopatra, a Darth Vader, and an adorable monkey to take on the town (D stayed back and passed out candy at the friend's house as he is not as much into the evening).



Dedicated said...

Hi CC,

I think it is great to have those closest too us, full of opposing ideas. I think it only fills our soul with the ability to see all sides and make a better choice (for us).

My DH is Republican, my family is mixed depending on wealth, DH's family is mixed as well based on wealth and I am what I think should be a new party - REDEMi

My moral compass is much more inline with the Republicans, while my frugal nature hates their big spending debt incurring ways.

Then my logical side believes everyone should be allowed to flourish and live their life their way, thus Democratic. I believe in being my brother/sisters keeper. I believe that if we help the lower end of the spectrum we all do better. Wealth does not trickle down. It explodes upwards like a volcano.

Throw in my Pro-Life and I am a mess with both parties. Thankfully, I realize that some choices belong in the person and not the government. And even though I would love to see a world with my views, I am not one to push it on anyone - we all must live the life that makes us happy and face the future it brings.

A 3rd party in between would be perfect for me.

Heather said...

Howdy CC,
I think I agree with your last commentator, politically, maybe the two of us should start that other party :)

Acer was again this year, a Monkey, whaty else should our 'Shens' be except monkeys, for the year they were born (or, in Acer's case, his personailty) I'll be posting pictures again soon, so you'll be able to see him in all his glory!
Take care
Heather BT