"I'm going to vote," he said.
"I didn't know you were registered to vote."
" I did it when I was trick or treating. The lady at town hall helped me." he said.
"So why do you need the pencil?"
"The lady at town hall said I could write in anyone I want if I didn't like the choices."
"Who would you write in?"
"Me," he said, " I'm not doing much this winter so I thought I'd hold office."
I could see where that might appeal to him. The zumba classes hadn't worked out and other than tend to a few potted herbs, there wasn't a lot for him to do around the house.
"Ok," I said.
"Can you help me?" he asked.
"How do you spell Farmer Small?" he asked.
It took him a long time to work out the letters. I think I found a winter activity for Farmer Small.