And felt a sense of pride that Barack Obama was elected President last night. I’m not going to lie and say I voted for him because, I didn’t. My candidate was John McCain and I was proud last night to have voted for him. He showed incredible grace in the face of defeat and he illustrated all the things I held him to be in that moment. At the same time, I truly was glad that Obama won the election. It says so many things about us as a nation, that we are in a place where someone like Obama can be chosen overwhelmingly by the people in America to represent them. It was an amazing moment and I was moved to tears by his win. Seeing him on stage with his family was an awe-inspiring sight and I’m glad something this monumental happened in my lifetime and my children’s lifetime. I’m glad I’m old enough to appreciate the struggle our nation has gone through to get to this point and am hopeful that I can instill in my children just how important this victory is.
We all stayed up late last night. 🙂 The kids are still sleeping and right now I wish I were, too, but my day has other plans for me. Right now I’m waiting on the cable company to come out and check our lines. Exciting, right? It’s rainy here today so I think we’re going to make some cookies and do some housecleaning. Even more exciting!! Now that halloween has passed, it seems like the rest of the holidays are quickly moving forward. Does it feel that way to you? We host Christmas Day dinner here at our house and I have no doubt it is going to take me that long to get the house straightened up. LOL I did a bit of that yesterday and feel like I can get the rest of the downstairs finished today. I do hate to clean though and wish I could afford a cleaning service. Of course, we’d have to get the house clean enough for them to come in here anyway so what would be the point?
I haven’t spoken much about unschooling here lately and perhaps that is because it has become such a part of our lives that I don’t think about it like I used to. Every once in a while though, something strikes me and I feel compelled to mention it. Last night Ryan was having a conversation with my husband, Sean, and it caught my ear. Apparently, Ryan and Iain had been discussing their age difference and Ryan started calculating his age at different stages of Iain’s life:
Ryan: Dada, when I’m 7, Iain will be 10. Did you know that?
Sean: I did, Ryan but that’s great that you figured that out!
Ryan: Dada, when I’m 13, Iain will be 16!
And the numbers kept climbing. It was interesting to hear him tabulate their ages in the future and it made both Sean and me smile.
As with all children, the boys interests in things ebb and flow and they have recently rediscovered a passion for Tony Hawk and skateboarding. Here are a few pics of them performing some “tricks” for me on our patio. Before anyone gets upset that they’re not wearing any gear, let me say that they were just flipping their boards, standing on them, and showing me how “real” skaters carry their boards around. I don’t want any angry comments telling me my kids are being unsafe. 🙂
I also wanted to let you all know that since I got a new camera for my birthday, I’m selling my other one on ebay along with a bunch of gear that is a perfect starter kit for anyone looking to get into photography. If you or anyone you know is interested in a camera and all the necessary gear to go along with it, check out my auction here:
I have pics of everything here. It’s a really good deal for all of that stuff!
How late were you up last night? Were your children excited to be a part of the process? Do you have Kid Voting where you live? My boys were thrilled to be able to vote. Ryan voted for Luigi for President, hee, hee!