Did you vote today? I waited until my husband got home so I wouldn’t be taking all the kids with me, and then we just both voted and took them all inside anyway. It’s such a tiny place! They have cardboard dividers, and someone standing by a machine to read the votes by the out door, and the people checking names at the beginning.
I set the baby seat down, pointed at the oldest, then to the floor by the baby and said ‘sit’ and the kids all lined up. :’) They’ve voted with us several times now, so it’s nothing new. They’ve sat on laps or chairs, it’s just a community building near our house, and we’ve even had a community church service there, discussed that they took out a tree and when they paved the parking lot. We literally drive by there all the time, so they’re used to seeing it.
As we were getting ballots (opposite parties, anyone else?) one of the ladies asked if the kids could have some candy. I said sure and turned around and walked away to vote. Only in a small town. It wasn’t until later that I figured out a lot of people would probably say no. But there were literally only 3 people working there, it would be pretty easy to track someone down if they did something wrong… ha ha ha.
As we were voting, there was some murmuring about if the kids coming in were all home schooled, and someone else replied the kids had the day off. I don’t think that is true since it’s a Tuesday of no holiday significance, but I guess stranger things have happened. I would have happily piped up that we did home school, but sadly, my husband had already picked up the baby and was walking us out the exit as my vote struggled to go into the machine.
Do you take your kids to the polls or even talk about politics in front of the kids? All the kids got stickers, and when asked, my 2 year old voted for pizza, the 4 year old for us, and the 7 year old said ‘I don’t know’ exasperatedly. The baby merely gurgled, but she still got a sticker. Go Team!
I think it’s great that your whole family goes to vote. Children learn so much, even from the simplest experiences. We also get the “are the schools out today?” whenever we have an errand to run with our homeschoolers. hahaha