I voted this morning. There was an atmosphere of excitement at our polling place, and lines around corners and down hallways. It was a great cross-section of humanity. People of different ages, ethnicities, professions, and entertainment choices (it seemed to be a cellphone vs. book line), all coming together to decide possibly THE key election of our time.
This could be a tipping point, I hope, when we turn away from the abyss and choose a different future than the one we're currently headed for at 300 miles an hour.
At the polling place, I stood in line for 45 minutes with my husband and 15 month old son, who only required one biter-biscuit-bribe to be so wonderfully quiet! But had my son NOT been quiet - had he been gripey, ill, whiny, tired, or hungry - my life would have been, in a word, hellish.
In an attitude of gratitude for my son's excellent behavior, I called one of my SAHM friends and offered to babysit for her. She didn't take me up on my offer, but I could tell that she appreciated the thought. So for those of you who have time today, call your SAHM friends and offer to babysit while they run up to the polls for an hour. Heck, if you know enough of (insert your candidate's name here) supporters, you could run a daycare for a few hours and make the difference in your town! :)