Thursday, November 1, 2012

teaching my son his civic duty

This past weekend my mom and I went to vote and we took Isaac with us. I want my children to understand the importance of being informed politically and being active in the process from an early age. And the most important way to get involved is to vote!

I've been interested in politics from a young age. It probably had to do with the fact that my parents have always stayed informed politically and (don't hate me here) Fox News was on our television about 12 hours a day. Okay, I'm exaggerating but only slightly. I registered to vote before I even turned 18 and I've voted in every single election, including midterms since then, with the exception of the primaries this year. Voting to me is the most important thing a United States citizen can do. Why would you forfeit your voice and your power?

But enough about that. Let's get on to the fun photos from our Isaac's first voting experience!

ps- Everyone there was old, because we voted in a "retirement community" and they were very intrigued that I had Isaac with me. I don't know what the big deal was, but okay. One lady asked, "Is he going to vote??" and I really didn't know if she was kidding or not. I just said, "I'm teaching him his civic duty at a young age" and all the old ladies laughed.

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He even got his very own "I Voted" sticker!!

Now all there is to do is wait until November 6.

In case you are wondering who I voted for, I won't be disclosing that. Okay, who am I kidding. It should be pretty obvious based on my values and convictions that I didn't vote for one person in particular based on his record in one very specific area.

1 comment:

  1. Yay for voting. I turned 18 like six weeks before the 2000 election, so I've voted at least in every presidential election since then! I really need to get better about primaries though!

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