Not sure how long I'll be back. Hopefully for a while...but I'm not making any promises.
One of the most important parts of being a mom is making sure that I model to Brenn the importance of being an American. Today, I felt that I was able to show him one of those ways.
Ever since Brenn was a baby, I've dragged him along with me to vote. I have such great memories of our voting adventures. When he was about three, all he wanted to do was push every button on the voting machine. Later when he was learning how to read, he proudly announced to everyone in the polling place who I voted for as he was reading my choices. He is now 11 years old and still comes with me to vote. He has a better understanding of what's going on and even takes a vested interest in the candidates.
My point is, every person who is a United States citizen and at least 18 can vote. No matter if you're single, married, rich, poor...you can vote.
And, you should vote.
In 2008, only 51% of young voters (ages 18-29) voted in the Presidential election.
Take the time to exercise your right as an American. Model to your children the importance of voting.
Their future depends on it.