Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Voting Party Lines

Leaving the driveway, this conversation really happened. Or, should I say, really happens. Almost every time I have more than one of my little Gang members with me.

Me:  "Okay, music or no music?"

Gang Party #1:  (with great gusto) "MUSIC!"

Gang Party #2: (quietly) "No music, please."

Me:  "Okay. That was a tie. Mommy's the tie-breaker, so I say 'MUSIC!'"

Me:  "So, country, Christian, or Rock?" 

And yes, I really say "Rock" but what we listen to can HARDLY be categorized as Rock. It's more like Soft Pop. Soft Pop with D@wny dryer sheets thrown in for extra softness.

Gang Party #1:  (with even greater gusto) "COUNTRY!"

Gang Party #2:  (quietly again) "Christian, please."

Me:  "Okay. Well, Mommy's vote counts twice, so Country it is."

Random Gang Member, piping up from behind me:  "Why do we even vote? It turns out the same every time."

They take turns grumbling about the very predictable turn-out. That's the only random thing about this conversation. WHO is going to pipe up this time?  Ooooh, the suspense.

Me: "Well, that's cuz there's four of you and you always vote along the same party lines when I ask. One of you could try changing your vote once in a while."

Yeah. Like that would ever happen!

In my defense, sometimes I choose Christian. I try to take turns siding with the different parties. It helps keep the peace in the Gang Nation.

And sometimes, just to keep them on their toes, I turn on the jazz/classical station. Without even putting it to a vote. I'm edgy like that, you know.


a Tonggu Momma said...

Yeah... because jazz and classical are SO edgy. Heh.

Aus said...

You are WAY nicer than me - in my car the radio only has one station (and you could probably pick it up where you are 50K clear channel watts - 700 AM - WLW (or XM something - but I can never remember what 'cause I don't have XM....)

All talk - all the time!!

hugs - aus and co.

Salzwedel Family said...

Being the mom has to have some perks! I say if I am the one carting the little darlings around then I choose the music.

Faith Quest'r said...

Way to go for it with The Gang!

As for me, I'm a little bit Country...and a little bit Rock N Roll...

heidi @ ggip said...

I don't have a good comment, just your post made me laugh.

ComfyDenim said...

I love Jazz.
but we don't have a good jazz station here in the boondocks.

When our CD player in the van worked, I'd let the kids choose. Sometimes. Even with Veggie music, I know what I like.

So I drive.
I rule the radio.

I'm not nice like you.

The professor gets preferential treatment - he gets oldies. That's how he rolls. Old school. LOL