Thank Goodness I voted last week!!!!!! We have a strep throater, a gunky cougher, and a wheezer over here so there is no way I would have made it.
I do have to encourage those of you with young children that my kids had a GREAT time in line to vote last week. We waited maybe 20 minutes and they thought the whole thing was so neat. They got stickers and I let them each have a piece of candy in line (hey - I believe in the power of a bribe - no strike that I mean positive incentive - so should you :) Anyway - although before I voted I would have said that my experience was made harder by the little ones - I would say now that my experience was made sweeter. I felt proud. I was proud to vote. I was proud to show them that they get to make a difference and I was very proud to be an American.
Since I am always looking for life lessons for the kids - this was a pretty special one!
I encourage you not to miss it. I did not vote in the last presidential election because of the kids - the SMC was just a tiny baby and I was intimidated by going to vote with a 2 year old and a baby. I so wish I had but I am sure glad that I made it right this time!