This morning I was listening to some political talk radio, and the boys asked me what I was listening to. I explained it was big day for our country, sort of the official start of the presidential election.
(Let’s just pause for a moment of eye-rolling at the idea that the election is only just now starting, and let us wail and gnash and our teeth together at the thought of the lovely mud-slinging that lies ahead in the next ten months. Anyway, back to the post.)
I went on to tell the boys that today is the Iowa caucus.
"What’s an Iowa caucus?" Adam asked, but before I could answer, he said, "’because it kind of sounds like a bug."
"Or a flavor of ice cream," offered Stephen.
"Or maybe a new teen band," Adam continued.
Thus concludes your civics lesson for today, courtesy of the Dryer boys. You Iowans get out there and do the rest of us proud. And tell those politicians the rest of us said to play nice.