Monday, May 07, 2007

Vote Vote Vote for Hannah

I am in mom heaven. How I love election time. And I don't mean the Republican Primaries.

It takes me back to 6th grade... to Mo-town...to balancing on a bar-stool, cutting out hundreds of little footprints...to the smell of a Sharpie Pen and rubber cement...to
Get in Stride, Vote McBride

My mom was the queen of all grade school elections in the era before dot matrix printers and personal label makers. As our #1 campaign manager she came up with clever sayings, great handouts, and memorable one-liners. My sisters and I all ran for student body officer at one time or another. We didn't win very often, but we always ran in style.

And now it's my turn. I have been waiting for this moment for so. many. years. Oh, the years of teacher nominated student council. The anguish. The disappointment of lost opportunity. But no longer. Finally it is MY, er, Hannah's turn!




Hannah is running for Middle School Vice President. I could not talk her into wearing a sweatsuit (complete with sweat bands) and running on stage for her speech, and plus, Barrett doesn't rhyme with Stride. So we are going with the classic "chews" Hannah B. for V.P.

Who doesn't love a stick of gum with a message? (besides the janitor)


I'm trying to talk her into blowing a big bubble at the end of her speech. She thinks it's tacky. I think it will really tie it all together. And whose election is this, anyway?

Hannah is a lady and she knows how to vote so we don't need Pedro any more.


Yo! chewz me for V.P.

21 comments:

Toni said...

Good luck Hannah!

Amber said...

You took the Pedro quote right out of my mouth. I never ran for student government until BYU. I figured the rejection would be on a much grander scale. :-)

Good for you...errr...her and I can't wait to hear the results!

nikko said...

Yay for Hannah! Wendy, you crack me up.

orchard_girl said...

Ahhh, the memories. Hannah is cool and not a fool!
Heather

Anonymous said...

Yay Hannah. I hope she wins by a land slide! For all of my public education years people referred to me as "anna mcb 4 vp!" G-O go Hannah

Mary said...

Wendy failed to mention that she was the school President. That's right folks, the pres. Fun memories!

Go Hannah B! Han is totally cute.

p.s. Can you write out the entire jump rope rhyme of Vote-vote-vote for Hannah? I'm blanking on the middle part. Gracias!

wendy said...

You got it here, Mary:

Vote Vote Vote for Pedro
Here comes Hannah at the door
Hannah is a lady
And she knows how to vote
So we don't need Pedro anymore!


How does it work when it's a boy? John is a gent and he knows how to vote?

Suzanne said...

LOL! How cute!!! You're passing on the supportive mom skills to your own kids now! How fun that she wants to be more involved with school life. Good luck! :)

Suzanne said...

P.S. Your gum/janitor comment made me laugh out loud! :D

Amanda said...

Go Hannah!!! I think she would be a totally awesome um, what is she running for again...middle school vice president! She is lucky to have such a cool mom/campaign manager! :D I think she should do the bubble blowing thing too.

Mary said...

Thanks for the whole verse Wend-a-roo. I couldn't remember the "Here comes Hannah at the door" line.

The "Chewz me for v.p." makes me think of a Valentines Day Simpson's episode when Lisa gives Ralphie a valentine with a train on it that says, "I choo-choo-choose you." Ah, old-time Simpsons during college.

wendy said...

Mary - here's the sad truth - I have only seen the simpsons 3 times in my sad life. I might have to make John a choo-choo-choose you card. He loves trains.

Erin McBride said...

ooo! Gooooo HANNAH!!!! wendy you are such a cute funny writer! love you lots!

txmommy said...

go Hannah!

My H is going to be 8 this summer. She enjoyed the evening and the talk. Maybe it'll even work:)

JoyceMcB said...

I'd Chewz Hannah for VP any day. Thanks for the fun blog. I'd forgotten about all those campaigns. What good memories you have drug out of my slow moving brain. Mom

JoyceMcB said...

Cut pictures of Hannah. She is growing up. Grammy

carronin said...

Hannah is adorable. Good luck!

Donna Boucher said...

Chewz.

How clever. Never heard of it.

I like Ike.

I've heard of that....

Good luck sweetie!

Elizabeth-W said...

Go Hannah, Go Hannah, Go Go
Go Hannah!!!

muse said...

good luck!
enjoy

Sketchy said...

That's so cool. My mom was always trying to get us to run for something but I lacked the confidence. Good for you, your Mom and Hannah!