Posted by: Amanda | November 6, 2012

Election Day

Today Gabriel, Joshua, and I voted. Since the day is mine as a stay-at-home parent, we went around 1:30pm. Over the three and a half years that I’ve lived here, I have determined that this is the perfect time because there are never more than a couple of other people there to vote at the same time. We avoid any lunch break rush that may happen, but vote before school lets out. I should probably mention that the only time I have ever waited to vote in my life was the 2004 presidential election, I went on my way to work around 7:00 in the morning, as did many other people, and was still out within fifteen minutes or so. I have feelings on the election, of course (President! Six proposals in Michigan!), but no desire to discuss them any further right now.

After voting, the boys and I ran errands, visited with family a bit, and made fajitas for dinner. Then everyone watched Megamind (some how we had missed this movie), and the boys went to bed. I plan to intermittently check election results on my phone while doing otherwise ordinary things for the rest of the night.

Now, a few photos of my children outside at the polls earlier:



Fortunately, they held still much better during the actual voting process than they did for these photos.


Neither of them is yet sold on the importance of this civic duty. Still, they called their grandparents to tell them that they “voted” today.

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