So today is the day we pick a president. I am so glad that I drug my little crazy man to the polls and voted. I know he had no idea what was going on, except for the fact that he was pulling on the lady's computer cord. Can you imagine seeing me on the news because we screwed up a voting site? I hate to say, that I can imagine it, I am just glad I didn't see it.
But I do want my children to have some sense of what's going on, what this is all about. Over the past few weeks I have talked to my daughter about the candidates and what they stand for. Trying not to give a "good guy, bad guy" attitude, but to just let her have an open mind and not feel like one party is more than another, but what you believe is important. Now, with that said, the idea that she has no idea what I am talking about does not escape me. I am sure she doesn't get 3/4 of what I am saying, but I feel like I should say it.
So tonight is election night in our house. We are starting off with making American place mats for the table. Red, white and blue. Followed by electing our very own President of the House. This president does not get much power. Seeing as I am usually the President, I am not willing to give that up so easily because I know they will NOT elect me. (call it a hunch) But the Pres does get to pick where we sit for dinner (table or living room, which is a real treat) What we drink (milk is standard in our house, so I am sure there will be apple juice all around) and who puts whom to bed. Then we will be taking votes on where to go for dinner. (Democracy at it's best because well... Mom doesn't feel like cooking and if I can incorporate my laziness into the election night all the better.) And last but not least, we will be graphing the votes for President (up until bedtime) with our daughter.
Call me cheesy, it's OK, I have been called worse, but I just feel like this moment shouldn't be cast aside. My daughter was 2 during the last election and will be 10 at the next one, so this is my chance to get her at least thinking about what this means. What are you doing for the election, if anything?
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