Andie, The Mayor of Everywhere

I love the one and half-year old mind, it’s fertile, it’s nimble, and most importantly, it’s completely unencumbered with social norms.  I’m not talking about social norms like, it’s generally inappropriate to poo in your pants in public, or even more innocuous ones like, it’s inconsiderate to scream at Daddy at the grocery store because he won’t let you knock all of the vitamin pill bottles over.  One recent example of this that has come to light and it involves popularity…

It’s amazing being out with Andie, she is more popular than I have ever been.  She knows so many people that we are constantly stopping to say Hi when we are out and about…  Hi to everyone actually.  It’s a little like being in Teen Wolf, when the Mike Fox character has his first day at school as the wolf.  Andie is Teen Wolf and I’m Styles….just kidding, I’m not even in the movie 😦

Just like the rest of the candidates, she is working every crowd, waving, kissing babies, and getting votes.

“The candidate” (as I will now refer to her) acts like she is the mayor of every place we go, stopping to say hi, waving furiously at anyone too far away to do a full frontal assault; She’s even stopping to kiss babies.  *Side bar – the kissing babies is much nice than the alternative, which is biting babies – she was doing this for a while.
Also, you better hope you don’t encounter “the candidate” if you’re out on a run.  She’ll insist on at least a short conversation and she will not hesitate to run in front of you or block your path.  We were out a Discovery Park a couple of weekends ago and she did this to at least 4 or 5 different runners.  A better father probably would have stopped this, but really, they should be ashamed of themselves for getting that much exercise.
The more I’m thinking about the correlation between baby behavior and political candidacies, the more I think I’m putting her on a plane to Iowa.  Not only is she smarter than Rick Perry, she is more qualified to be president, plus President makes over $400,000 per year which is more than she’s going to make in the first 4 years of her life (when I plan on getting her into the pageant circuit and regular auditions).
2-2-2 is going to be her new tax plan, a) because it’s so low everyone will vote for it!, and b) that’s the only number she can currently say.

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2 thoughts on “Andie, The Mayor of Everywhere

  1. Sam December 13, 2011 at 9:20 am Reply

    Very cute, J. I love the commentary on life with baby. Makes me wish I had one of my own sometimes.

  2. Sally December 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm Reply

    I was so happy to see and hug the candidate in person! I am in for 2-2-2.

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