I just watched the Presidential debate with Joe and Dot. Well, mostly just Dot because Joe slept through the whole thing and whenever he woke up for a brief moment, he’d just look at the TV and say, “Who’s doing all the YAPPING! YAP, YAP, YAP…”
Dot is extremely political, so she watches everything on the news that she can possibly find about this election, which I don’t mind at all because of course I’m interested in it as well. Dot usually keeps her comments and beliefs to herself, but tonight when I was tucking her into bed, her mind was racing.
Dot: “I think that people are worried about Romney being Mormon.”
Me: “Yeah, I think that you’re probably right about that.”
Dot: “They’re worried that he’ll be too strict and make everyone stop drinking caffeine and alcohol because Mormons don’t participate in those things.”
Me: “Well, yeah maybe…”
Dot: “Well I’ll tell you what, I’d sure be mad if someone tried to tell me to stop drinking coffee…but Mormon or not, at least Romney’s got a little God in him.“
I tried not to laugh, but I had to chuckle a little: “You don’t think Obama’s got God in him?”
Dot: “No, not Obama. He doesn’t even go to CHURCH and I think that’s just TERRIBLE!”
She was saying all of this as I was trying to put her eye drops in, and because she jerked every time she emphasized a word, she ended up with saline solution all over her face.
Me: “Has Obama said that he never goes to church? I don’t remember ever hearing him say that…”
Dot: “Well, I don’t think that he’s such a bad guy or anything. Maybe he went to church before he was President, but now he’s afraid to go to church because someone might shoot him for being black.”
Once again I tried not to laugh and encouraged her to relax so that she could get some sleep tonight.
Dot: “Oh I won’t be able to sleep tonight, I just KNOW it! I won’t be able to sleep until Romney is elected President.”
Me: “You aren’t worried at all about his binder full of women?”
Me: “Remember that part where he said that he believes in equal pay for women, and then he went on to say that he had his advisers go out and make him a binder full of women so that he could hire a couple of them?”
Dot: “Oh yeah, but that was pretty nice of him to make sure that they got home at night to make dinner and spend time with their children. I think that’s very thoughtful of him.”
Me: “Yep that’s pretty thoughtful all right. Okay, try to get some sleep now.”
Dot: “I will. I’ll try. But wait, Whitney…?”
Dot: “Just remember that Romney’s the one that’s got a little God in him. That’s more important than binders…”
Me: “Okay, I’ll try to remember that, Dot.”
Dot: “Okay then. Goodnight.”