North Carolina early voting began today, and while I had always crinkled my nose up at early voting (“But I want to vote on the real Election Day!”), this time around, it seemed like a very good idea. I could just imagine an epic voting fail in which I never made it to the booth because of nap wars, poopy diaper explosions, or whatnot.
So DadHTP, my brother-in-law Nick, Henry, and I all piled into one car and drove to the polling place to get our vote on. Yay, democracy.
We were hoping for a short wait time (tip: the slowest time at a polling place is usually 3 – 7 PM, according to DadHTP [who is a poll worker]), but unfortunately, the lines were long, long, long.
And waited… And then I was finally able to cast my ballot. Henry’s maximum awake time is two hours, but by the time I stepped into the booth, he had been up for about two hours and ten minutes and was starting to melt down. What great timing, right? Just when I needed to use my brain. But then he got to press a bright green and blinking VOTE button and all was right in the world. Scary thought: his first real opportunity to vote will be the mid-term elections in 2030.
(Sticker promptly removed to prevent Henry from eating it.)
Speaking of eating…
I came home and made this tasty dish.
Quinoa and almonds
Broccoli, mushrooms, and tomatoes stir-fried in coconut oil
A filling and delicious dinner – something we can all agree on.