Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We have Voted!!

This election year I have tried to make it very real for my boys. The K-man has picked up a lot from our supper table discussions and we have watched Fox News together as a family (monitoring the content) to try to explain the importance of voting and what a president actually does. I have also read books with the boys such as Clifford for President which is more on the K-man level (B. just likes the big red dog- Ha!).
After the K-man's Halloween party at school we headed to the polls for early voting. I tried in the most simple ways to go through the process with him. The ladies there were wonderful and gave him a sticker when we had voted. The K-man had some good questions and was excited to help me push the red button to enter our ballot! One question that bugged him all the way to the poll was how to spell the candidates name we were voting for...he was relieved when we didn't have to write anything!!! After voting he was very concerned about others not voting the way we voted...we have had some great discussions!

While there teaching my 4 year old about voting there was a gentlemen there in his mid 50s that was trying to vote but must have not gone through the right process to register and he had to finally tell them he had NEVER voted!!!! What in the WORLD!!! I was also amazed at a girl who practically skipped into the room beaming that she was about to vote for the first time...she looked to be in her 30s!!!! Ok, Ok, better late then never, I guess!!



This morning we spent time at the breakfast table reading Romans 13 and praying about the election and our family in the future. We had a good family talk about God being in control no matter who is our president. This election has been a blessing to our family's growth though it has been a tough year with the ups and downs!


Today, I am glued to the TV...In truth,I am an election junkie and the suspense kills me! The horrible news is I have Defensive Driving tonight (another story of waiting to the last minute!) and it is going to drive me batty until I can get on my Sirius radio to hear the update! Please tell me there are others out there that enjoys election years!



5 comments:

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Oh Lacie! I knew we had more in common than first realized :) I can't wait to watch the news tonight too! It would drive me crazy if I couldn't be in front of the tv tonight. Oooooh - I can talk Defensive Driving with you sometime too, oh so much fun. I know you'll ACE it! C Ya!!

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I love this Lacie! I feel the same way. I voted this morning and I am trying not to be stressed, because I know God is in control. Thank HEAVENS for that! My kids were really involved this cycle, too.

Holly said...

I've been peeking in at the news some, and trying not to freak out. Later tonight will certainly be interesting. Sorry about the DD. Bummer. Can you smuggle in Sirius?

Michelle said...

I early voted last week and today my boys had a mock vote at the school. They read the outcome over the intercome and looks like our kids are being taught right! McCain won!!

silken said...

when my son was small and we lived in a smaller town, the voting site there was great w/ the kids too. they even had a little voting place set up for them to vote, things like hot dogs and John Wayne, etc. it was fun! glad to hear yours was good like that! you know, I was probably close to 30 before I ever voted....


This time, I have been feeling sick over all this. we too have had some really good discussions which have allowed us to share more than ever the reasons why we are voting for who we voted for...and the kids are old enough to hear some serious issues/concerns we have. I am sickened by the kind of world we have given to them and pray that they will help to make it better...and we have mentioned God being in control and how His people have often lived under evil leaders, even enemies, but you know, in all that, we did not pray as a family for the outcome....