Today as Nicholas climbed into the car after school, he told me who he is voting for.
“Mom, I’m voting for Barack Obama,” he said. It’s so cute to hear how he says Barack’s name. He says it correctly, but I guess it just sounds different coming out of the mouth of a six-year-old.
“Oh really? How come?”
“We talked about it in school and that’s who I want to win.”
“And what about the other kids in your class?” I asked.
“Hundreds of them are voting for Barack … Michael is, Will is, Jordan is. Everyone is.”
The “hundreds” is a slight exaggeration since his class has less than 20 kids, but we’re going to assume he meant the majority.
“And do you know who else is running for President?” I quizzed him.
“Yes, John McCain. But I want Barack to win. Remember when we had his chili for dinner?”
“Yes, yes, I do.”
“Well, it wasn’t very good but I still want him to win.”
Tomorrow they’re holding “elections” in his school. I’m glad that they’re getting the kids involved at such a young age. Both The Husband and I take Nicholas to the polls with us every time we vote.
“How come you have to vote, Mom?”
“Because we’re lucky that we can choose who we want to run the country. Some countries can’t choose.”
“Oh. I’m glad we live here.”
“Me too, Nicholas.”
After our discussion, he made a few stumping phone calls to family members, urging them to vote for Barack. “Because he’s the better one!” So there.
Tomorrow night, I promised him that he could stay up a bit later to watch the returns, and he’s looking forward to it. It sounds like a take-out kind of night to me.
No matter who you vote for tomorrow, just do it. Because we can.
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