Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Momentous Occasion...


...and not just because I am finally blogging here after 4 months of not.

I have not blogged on my own site here since the end of June, but thought that today's groundbreaking and historic presidential election was a good reason to stop in. I had the immense pleasure of voting this morning, with Number One Son. He turned 18 in June and this is the first election in which he could cast a vote. I high-fived him after he came out of the voting booth, and gave him a big hug, that he didn't seem too embarrassed about. We then ran into one of his friends, who I also hugged and congratulated on his first election.

I am so excited about this election, and hope that our candidate wins to lead our country in a new direction. But my blog is not about politics and I really just wanted to share my voting experience. We took Little Grim with us, and I had packed a bag of things for her to do at the polls, in case we got caught in a long line. I packed crayons, her coloring books, and some flash cards. As we were leaving the house, she said she was taking her camera so she could take pictures of our candidate - she thought he would be there. I thought that was so cool - she is only 4 and a half and has gotten caught up in the excitement of the election. I've tried to explain about Democracy and why we are allowed to vote. She asked when she would be allowed to vote.

We are having a small 'Election Returns Watching Party' this evening, just to hang out and watch the results. My son and his friends are actually going to be here for at least part of the party. They became involved in the campaign many months ago, to my surprise. I was not politically-minded at their age.

I am so happy and proud that they have accepted their responsibility and right as Americans to vote.