March 6, 2012

Dad for President (of the House)

Courtesy of Adam Pace @ loft3pd.com
Today I am announcing my candidacy for President of our House. Over the past few years it's become abundantly apparent to me that there is technically no President of our house. This gave me pause: Without an appointed leader decided by the democratic process, how will the kids of Klems Manor know who to complain to about having to eat their broccoli? That's where a President of the House comes in—the President can tell them exactly who to complain to (Mom).

My wife has also decided to become a candidate because, chiefly, I'm making her. She's also scared of my potential rules, which include "Lingerie Mondays," "Lingerie Tuesdays," "Lingerie Wednesdays," "Bacon Thursdays" and "Lingerie Fridays."  On weekends, lingerie would be optional (must be married to the president to participate). 

Why do I want to be President of our House? Because I want to help build a better future for my children (and, also, my Twitter bio has become a little stale and could use some new accolades). In order to give our voters (my kids) a fair, unbiased and objective look at me as a candidate, I've created my first campaign commercial. It is meant to inform and state my positions on most hot button issues around our house. Forgive me for the low video quality—my wife and I have agreed not to accept any money from big business to finance our campaigns.



Good luck to my opponent. I wish her well. I also suggest she stocks up on lingerie. And bacon.

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10 comments:

Mary Hodge said...

My 5 year old watched the campaign ad...she wishes to vote for you.

Mary Hodge said...

She also wants a Popsicle.

Namzola said...

So the term is for...ever? Who gets to be Vice Prez? This post was very cute, I'd vote for dad.

Amy Morgan said...

Adorable! Even sent it to my husband - he'll be sure to appreciate your it being the Lingerie, Bacon and Freeze Pop fan that he is!

Jewel Wheeler said...

Great post. Just read your piece on blogging over at WD. So I know you'd want the typo in your lead pointed out. Very best wishes from a new fan.

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Suzanne said...

Loved the campaign video. But here's the thing: you're platform is lingerie and bacon. Your wife gave agonizing birth to your children three times. Mom wins.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Hilarious-- you remind of my fun husband (who prefers the title "Dad-of-the-Year-Every-Year-as-Determined-by-the-World Federation-of-Dads"). Yes, he really uses that title and has created a song for himself.

He makes life fun and that is more important than laundry, although clean clothes are good too. :)

Nick said...

Awesome post! You would have my vote and im 21. I agree with the buying more bacon as well. You can never have enough bacon. I reccomended you on twitter! Love the blog.

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Jenna said...

This is one of the best things I've ever seen on the Internet.