And what a relief. I'm so glad to finally have it done with. I'm truly grateful for the privilege, but honestly it's all been so exhausting.
We are so lucky to live in a country where we not only get to take part in the choosing of our leaders, but we are blessed to be able to expect a peaceful transition regardless of the outcome. So many nations can't. So be sure to get out there and vote.
When I picked Sam up from school today he asked me who I chose. I wasn't sure what he meant for a sec and then he told me that he got to vote in his class room. I asked him who he voted for and he said he voted for Oakabama. Hehe. I asked him why and how he chose who he wanted and he said, "No good reason. But I was talking to a girl at recess and she said Oakabama will raise the taxes. Is that good or bad?" I told him it all depends on what he wants to use the money for.
I try to be a bipartisan mother. I don't want to brain wash him or anyone else with my opinions. (At least not the political ones, I have an opinion about everything!) There are things I feel strongly about, (pro-life, Yes on 8) but I don't feel like I fall into any of the categories. I do lean toward the conservative side. But I wouldn't call myself a Democrat or a Republican. So when discussing election issues with my boy I have tried to stay neutral and only discuss fact. He's too young to understand the issues anyway. However, I am glad he knows it's happening and that he understands that the change will come because the people in his country got to choose. I was glad to take him with us to the polling place and he was able to wear a sticker today because of it. I pray he earns those stickers and wears them proudly as an adult.