The pressure was on in Georgia with our Senate runoff. There were mailers (arriving with upwards of 6-8 a day), phone calls, text messages, TV commercials, internet ads and more. Our vote could determine the makeup of the Senate and all eyes were on our state.
Seeing the lines for early voting (some people waiting several hours), I decided to wait for the actual election day with hopes of shorter lines. It worked out and we were able to walk in, wait behind just one couple, vote and be done.
These middle two wanted to join me in casting my vote…I almost always have one of the kids with me, if not all of them. But I give them the choice now that I have kids old enough to watch each other.
The girls always ask who I am going to vote for / voted for and I usually tell them that’s a private matter. But with so much happening these last 4 years, and them getting older, we’ve had a lot more discussions about it.
While sharing my thoughts and opinions, I try to make sure to not influence their own ideas and make sure to ask what they think as well. It’s made for interesting conversations, for sure.
Combining waiting for the outcome of the election and then the riots and coup that happened in Washington DC, I think we’ve all learned more about our government in the last year then even I knew in AP Government.
There have been a lot of thoughtful discussions and I hope we continue to have them. Here’s to raising a generation of thoughtful, thinking and educated voters.
What did you do this week?
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