Yesterday, I was on the phone with my boss talking about work (duh) when Ella piped up from the back seat.
"Mommy, we got to vote for the 'lection today. I voted for John McCain."
"Did you hear that?" I asked Jennifer in a panic.
"Oh, yes I did. I think you need to take care of that." said Jennifer.
"I'll talk to you later." I said.
I asked Ella why she voted for John McCain. Of course, she had no idea. She's 5. I asked her what the teachers had said about the candidates. Ella replied that John McCain is the leader of our country. God help us if that happens today.
While I was momentarily devastated that my 5 year old didn't vote for Obama, I quickly remembered that she really shouldn't be worrying about this stuff anyway. I am not sure why the Tennessee schools thought it would be fun to hold mock elections, but I am thinking that the young kids probably didn't need to be a part of it.
I do hope my daughter, at some point, becomes interested in politics. Corey and I have vowed to encourage her to vote for the issues, not the party. Even though I am a registered Democrat, I tend to vote more conservatively when it comes to local government. Truth be told, had McCain gotten the nomination 8 years ago, I probably would have voted for him. I liked what he had to say then. It's a different world now.