I laughed on the way to school the other day, as my daughter asked me about a shirt another girl was wearing. “Mom, Susie had a shirt on yesterday with a picture of a man on it, and it said, ‘I’m for…’ why is she for that man?” Now Susie’s father is a very outspoken liberal, who is a regular in the local newspaper’s letters to the editor. So it really didn’t surprise me! I said, “I’m pretty sure it’s Barak Obama. I briefly explained that he was running for president and her family was voting for him.
“Are we voting for him?” (I love how, at this age, everything my husband and I do are extrapolated to the kids.) For the sake of neutrality on this blog post, I won’t tell who I’m voting for. If you read my stuff, you can probably guess, but I did think it was really important not to be overly partisan when telling her who we liked and didn’t like. It’s just a matter of agreeing with one person more.
I want to teach my kids about issues, as much as they can understand, and I was wondering if you talk about politics with your kids. Do you tell them who you’re voting for and why?