Election Day

To help the boys learn about and get into election day (which was not that difficult since they had seen the candidates a million plus one times on TV ads and heard them on our answering maching 10 times a day and saw them in the mail several times a day) we decided to have our own election.  We started by putting in our own nominations.  On Sunday we each nominated what we would like to have for dinner on election night (main dish, fruit, vegetable, drink and, of course, dessert).  Then on Tuesday morning we filled out our ballots, tallied the votes, and had the winners for dinner.  Who won?  Main dish: Eggs, bacon, sausage & toast (Russell’s nomination); Fruit: Oranges (dad’s nomination); Vegetable: Celery (Russell’s nomination); Drink: Chocolate milk (mom’s nomination); Dessert: Ice Cream (dad’s nomination).  The boys loved having their say through their nominations and then being able to choose through their voting.   They had fun shopping for the dinner, and then ate everything since they chose it!  It was a lot of fun for them and for us.  (I got this idea from the Family Fun magazine, which has lots of fun ideas.)

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6 Comments

  1. Brooke said,

    November 6, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    That is so cute! And what a great way to teach your kids about voting and democracy and the such like. I still think you’re kids are way darling- it’s fun to see you guys on this blog!

  2. Katie B said,

    November 6, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    That is so clever!!!! Seriously – and could you have any cuter handwriting. Stinker. . .

  3. BigNox said,

    November 7, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    That’s a great idea from a Great Mom! We miss and love you guys!!

  4. Bob Davis said,

    November 9, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Who goes to all of that effort, anyway? (Answer- supermom Jackie). Your mom and I must have done something right for you to have turned out so well. I am so impressed!!!!! Love, Dad

  5. Mom said,

    November 9, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    You really were in the heat of election-battleground, weren’t you?!! What a delightful way to teach and you forgot to mention that Russell wrote the boys letters “lobbying” for his nominees…delightful! Love, gma/mom-who-wishes-she-could-run-for-some-office!!

  6. Mom said,

    November 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Interesting how they picked all the food they wanted. I really miss that house and the Spirit there. And, I can’t wait to see you guys again…it won’t be long, I hope! Love, Uncle Tim


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