It seems my neighborhood has been over run by political signs. As soon as the democratic and republican nominations were solidified, all of my neighbors ran down to their local political headquarters and grabbed every sign they could find and proceeded to decorate their lawns with them. It looks like one big tacky red, white and blue Christmas display. I'm waiting for the flashing lights to go up next.
Now, Chris and I aren't overly invested in the political arena. We don't watch the news, listen to every debate or read all the magazines with political candidates on the front unless they have invaded my beloved People magazine because we all know that if it makes it into people magazine it's well worth reading.
But we do vote in every election, do a little research on each candidate and occasionally watch a speech on YouTube.
So as the signs began popping up and breeding in my neighborhood, Chris and I began to realize that our fantasy of being best friends with our neighbors was over.
Because every one on my street is supporting the opposite candidate that we are. (I'm SO not telling who I'm voting for because I've seen what happens on other blogs and I'm too chicken to do it so don't even ask.)
So we (Ok, I'm being generous with the "we" thing. It was really Chris' big idea) felt the need to make our (his) political leanings known to the public. And I guess if you really WANT to know who we are voting for you could drive by my house because my husband has proudly nailed our signs in our front yard amongst my opposing neighbors signs. And I can't help but feel like I've just drawn battle lines with everyone who lives near me.
Maybe I should pass out homemade cookies to make sure there are no hard feelings.