B/c The Other David™ has a follow up appointment very early on Election Day, The Kid and I got up early to catch the last day of early voting. She was so excited, asking all kinds of questions, and at one point I had to tell her that we couldn’t talk about some of them while I was filling out my application.
I let her push all the buttons (except turning the dial). I am such a big dork that my eyes welled up w/ tears as I watched her push the “Cast Ballot” button after I made sure the printout matched the screen.
It has been a long an emotional election season for me, and in the end, I am happy w/ my vote. It felt good. I do not believe that Obama is a perfect candidate, not by a long shot, but at the end of the day, I am proud to have voted for him.
I also voted yes on the proposed rail system here. Public transportation is a good idea here.
I was, however, bummed that there were no “I voted!” stickers. They did hand out candy to any kids there (and Kid was not the only one), and The Kid felt that was better than a sticker.
After voting, we had some break fast and did a little grocery shopping together. It was such a good time. She asked all kinds of questions and we had such a nice discussion.
She is growing up so fast!
I couldn’t have asked for a better Saturday.