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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Voting Day!

So many questions today! 
"What is voting?" 
"What are we voting for?"
"What is voting?"  

After several attempts at explanation, we went to the polling place and Babe-O "helped" me vote. But was very disappointed that he could not vote himself. 


So we created our own polling place. 

We signed in to our registration booklet.



Marked our ballots with our very official "election pen"in our very private voting booth (in the front closet). What were we voting for you may be wondering? Very important issues like "Should kids have to get shots at the doctors? Should kids have to wear shoes and clothes when they go outside? Should kids have to wear their helmets when they ride their bikes and scooters?"




Ballots were dropped in our official ballot box. It was very busy. There was a line to enter your vote!


Votes were counted and the results are in. 
Should kids have to get shots at the doctors?  No. 
Should kids have to kids have to wear shoes and clothes when they go outside? No.
Should kids have to wear helmets when they ride their bikes or scooters? Yes. 
Also, it was determined that we would eat chicken and rice instead of hot dogs for dinner, and to read books before bed instead of playing Legos tonight.

That's it folks. The democratic process unfolds in our living room.
Hope you had a great voting day!

We are still looking for ways to talk about voting because there are oh, so many questions, or repeated questions. How do you help your kids learn about voting? How did you explain voting to your kids today? 

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