Re: Your Official 2004 Election Day Thread
Originally Posted by MWM
My second grader came home in tear today because they "voted" at school today (dumb idea). It's good to teach kids about voting, but not a good idea to have kids actually choose someone. As can be expected in Ann Arbor, most of the kids chose Kerry and my daighter chose Bush.
I mentioned in another thread that another kid at school scared my daughter into thinking that we're going to be attacked if John Kerry wins. It was a stupid thing to say, but I haven't been able to get it out of here mind no matter how much I tell her how ridiculous that is and that there's nothing to worry about. She got really down the other night when she overhead me telling my wife that I was pretty sure Kerry was going to win. Again, I had to talk to her about what she was told was a blatant lie. once the seed was planted, it was toug to remove it. Now today with most of the other kids choosing Kerry, she got off the bus in tears. I think we finally have her understanding that nothing is going to change and that everything will be fine.
I like the idea of teaching kids abou voting and about elections, etc... But they should leave it at that.
Don't ya just hate the mean spirited and partisan bickering between kids? It's so childish! :mhcky21:
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