Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Thankful - Week 1

It's Thanksgiving Month!! Yippee!! I LOVE Turkey Day. It's one of those holidays that you get to relax, enjoy family, give thanks, and...eat!! So, for the month of November at least once a week I will be writing of something for which I am thankful.

Today - I am thankful to be an American. I live in a country that has a say in our government. I voted today and it has never felt so important. We all know which way I voted, but I am so thankful that I actually have a choice.

Today - even Brady got to vote in his Pre-K class. His teacher, Mrs. Allison had voting activities. She talked about the candidates (I'm sure not much - they're only 4 for goodness sakes) and handed out a paper with the 2 candidates. Obama was circled in blue and McCain was circled in red. The class was asked to cast their vote...guess which one he picked??!! Blue - Obama!! I have to admit I was a little excited when I found out who he chose.

Here is the conversation Bryan had with Brady:

Bryan: Why did you pick Obama?

Brady: Because I like blue and he is blue.

Bryan: You do? Why do you like blue?

Brady: My Red Sox shirts and hats are blue.

Bryan: I see. Any other reason?

Brady: Yeah. The other guy in red is really old and he looks like he smells and farts a lot.

Bryan: Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

When Bryan told me this story - I almost fell out of my chair laughing. I will admit - I tinkled a little bit, I was laughing so hard. Bryan said he had to try hard not to crash the car he was laughing so hard.

Ahhhh...the joys of parenthood AND being an American!


Julie said...

ok, this is the funniest thing I have ever heard!!! Go Brady, he's a smart kid!!! :)

MLH said...

Very cute, but did you tell him Obama is only half blue and he shouldn't pick a candidate based on color alone?