I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad the elections are over!!!!! This has been the craziest election I can remember! People can really get mean and ugly during election time!
I had a difficult time during this election- I didn't feel any one particular candidate was a shining example of someone who could lead our country. My son, however, knew exactly who he would vote for.
Yesterday in his school class- he's in second grade, mind you- his class held an election of their own. They put their heads down and held up their hands for either McCain or Obama. When my son got home, he had an "I Voted" sticker on.
"So, you voted?"
"Ya- we did it in school."
"Hmmmmm.... so, who did you vote for?"
(now, my husband and I haven't really talked about who we would vote for around him. My husband and I had differing opinions about which candidate would be best, and I didn't want my son just being a puppet and spouting off our political views as his own.)
"McCain... of COURSE!"
"McCain, huh? And why did you vote for McCain?"
he gets a very thoughtful look on his face...
"Well... I watched him on television, and I watched Obama. I think McCain is an honest man, and would make a good president."
"Well... I'm glad you voted for someone who you feel you could trust."
"Ya... and Obama has told the Americans lies!" he says with conviction and certainty. (I laughed out loud at this!)
It's clear he has been in the car when my mom or his grandpa has been listening to the political talk shows! So much for not swaying his opinion one way or another!
Nevertheless- if it were up to his 2nd grade class, McCain would have won by a landslide, which surprised me considering the demographic of his class.
However, when I look at my little guy, I feel hope for our future. Although things may be difficult and uncertain right now, I am certain that there are some pretty amazing kids who are growing up to be pretty amazing leaders!I'll try not to get in his way!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Posted by Erin at 9:15 AM