Jennifer - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi ladies. This is my first time using circle of moms. I am 26 with two boys, Gabe who just turned 6 and Noah who is about to turn 5. We had our 6 yo (he was 5 at the time of the election) watch the presidential debates and election coverage so he would be aware of how our government selects its leader. It worked well, as we were driving to soccer practice one Saturday in October and he saw a billboard with John McCain on it (my hubbs and I hadn't even seen it until he mentioned it) and says "hey, there's John McCain that man we are going to vote for to be our next President after President Bush!" I was SO proud! He was also aware of President Obama when he was running. I would ask him why we were not sure about voting for him, and he would say "he believes in some things that we don't believe in...but so does John McCain...John McCain just has a smaller list (of things we don't believe in) than Baraak Obama does."
My question to you is...how many of you had young children involved in this historical election? What were their takes on all of it? Do they now know that they lived history in the making?