I can’t wait to drop my kids off tomorrow and drive to my voting location to exercise my American right to have a say. It’s a beautiful thing, and I look forward to it. But I dread the fact that there will almost certainly be a few areas that I simply do not know how to vote. So I thought I would create a list of things I wish would be on the ballot tomorrow.
Proposition to extend the fall and spring seasons. We could call it the Goldilocks Bill – neither too hot nor to cold. Year round. I know some people prefer the extremes. Not me.
Longer lunch hours. Don’t Europeans take at least 2 hours there?
A permanent addition to school curriculum, “Letters to Home”. Mrs. Pasa of the Kirksville Primary School can lead the committee to put it into practice. Believe me, Parents, you want this one. It does your heart good.
Tax breaks for using recyclable bags at the grocery store and buying fresh fruit and whole grains.
Tastier whole grains.
A paid maternity leave for potty training.
A mandatory percentage for positive stories on news programs. Happy thoughts, People. It does the body good.
Some sort of entertainment bonus for sitting through all the campaign commercials lately. I think we’ve all earned at least a free trip to the movie theater. With popcorn.
Along those lines, I’d like a gift certificate to an American retailer along with my “I voted” sticker.
And, finally, an extension on the McDonalds Monopoly. I was so close.