It’s over. Rather, they are both over. The human election and the toy election are done and that makes me sad. I’m still processing the results of the human election, but that is a different post. Today I had to clean off my desk to start working on non-Tiny-Knit writing projects again. Many toys have already gone back into circulation, and the knit creatures have been discovered by the cats. I found Tiny Knit Zombie Trump in the corner with his hair ripped off – some feline was pissed and wasn’t afraid to take it out on the little green guy. Before the favorite characters were put away my daughter and I made a final scene to let you know what to expect from the toys throughout Tiny Knit Hillary’s term in office.
Barbie, Knit Snowman, and Knit Owl are very concerned about the number of toys that didn’t vote, and the quality of the voting that did occur. They are going to use the R2D2 supercomputer to help them model how to build a more informed electorate for the next election.
The Santas have loaded up their car with tiny knit Trump hair, ballots, and Santa’s very heavy sack. The hair is going to the toy Smithsonian museum and the ballots to the toy National Archives so that the importance of this election can be remembered. The North Pole is on alert that the naughty and nice list is coming in Santa’s sack and it’s gigantic. Never has Santa seen so much naughtiness and niceness. It’s going to be a tough job to get everything processed before Christmas, but the elves are prepped and ready. Mrs. Claus has even stepped up her baking early to ensure that everyone will be will properly sugared up for the analysis. The next big season is all on the Santas, and they are not going to let the toys down.
Tiny knit Vice President Zombie has put his acorn cap back on and is going to focus on the environment and climate. He’s built a team of creatures impacted by environmental change plus Lego Green Troll to help him determine what policies need to be considered. (Lego Green Troll is still not sure what the black and white creatures are doing on this green team is and getting ready to ask if he can paint them.)
The bad guys are planning to steal President Tiny Knit Hillary’s invisible supersonic jet and take it for a joy ride. Tiny Knit Chicken is going with them because she has always wanted to fly. She is hoping that Santa won’t find out about this last “naughty” act, because she asked for meal-worms for Christmas, and Tiny Knit Zombie told her that he could make that happen if she gave him her “I voted” sticker.
And the new President? What is SHE up to? Well, she’s appointed her chief of staff: Lego Hipster with Crazy Cloak. She calls him Jonas. (You know he’s a hipster because of the beard.) Jonas was a strong supporter during the election, and he can also serve as her Secret Service and head of Department of Defense because of the laser beams that shoot out of his scary red eyes. Having him serve multiple positions is a good way to keep her cabinet small and save the toy tax payers some money. Their first job is to talk to the old polling place lady and see how to streamline the ballot and sticker efforts for the next election cycle.
Everything seems okay, except… wait… What is Lego Mad Scientist up to now? It appears that one of the bad guys has another evil plan, and you know that Lego Mad Scientist still smarts from having his last evil plan thwarted. If his expertly knit candidate were president Lego Mad Scientist would have had an important role in the cabinet. But President Tiny Knit Hillary won’t even talk to him, and that Jonas guy keeps glaring at him with smoking eyes. Undoubtedly Lego Mad Scientist is going to continue to cause problems for this administration.
So there you have it. There are some good things going on and some bad things. The new government is focusing on some issues, but with limited resources they can’t solve all the problems. Hopefully they will move the toys forward more than they move them back, and the next election cycle maybe someone else will come along and focus on the things they let slide. Then those toy elected officials will move the country forward in a different direction so that in the end all the toys feel that their critical needs are being met. That’s the way it is supposed to work.
This was about me having fun teaching Afthead Junior about the election process in my own quirky way. I loved making up this story for her, and while I’m sad that we didn’t get to celebrate the first human female president together, I am tickled by how much she enjoyed the story building. She told her class about our toy election and still giggles about the line “…the early bird gets the worm, and the ‘I voted’ sticker“. In four years she might be too cool and I might be to lame for us to do this together, so I’m so grateful that we had this election together. I’m also grateful for her help and ideas during our photo shoots. She’s also a great cat herder. Man, nothing destroys a toy election faster than a one year old cat!
A huge thanks to you readers who went on this journey with me. What a hoot. I loved your comments and your likes. I hope you enjoyed this half as much as I did. Now, back to that novel that needs editing, that short story that needs submitting, and that other short story, and that really hard post about the human election.
Final post in a series of tiny knit presidential dilemmas. See the fifth post here, fourth post here, third post here, second post here, and the first post here.
Thank you to Anna Hrachovec for the amazing patterns! Please visit her site at http://mochimochiland.com/.