Yesterday I voted and last night and this morning I kept getting so confused - Why are there still campaign ads on TV? Why does Barack Obama still show up on every site I visit? Oh, wait. It's not over until next Tuesday. I think there should be a switch on your TV and computer where you can turn off the ads once you've voted. I highly recommend this early voting. My husband and I went to our public library yesterday around 4:30 and there was a line! I have never waited in line to vote before. People were there of all races and ages and some even had their children with them, which I thought was cool. Of course, if I took my kids, Ethan would run around and probably knock over a voting booth and Micah would chew on my pencil and crumple up my ballot. Maybe when they're older. Anyway, yesterday was also the first time I was excited to vote. Not only for my candidate, but because no matter who wins, this election is definitely history in the making. When my sister-in-law told us she had voted early, my husband asked, "Did you vote for the black man or the white woman?" He was being cheeky, but there's some truth in his question. It is truly a historic occasion; I believe there will be record voter turnout and I am excited to see how it all plays out.
In other news, we have been having A WEEK around here. Both of my kids have The Crud. It started with Ethan as a normal cold, but has taken residence in his chest for the past 2 weeks. It has now been passed to Micah and his cough is even worse. I took him to the pediatrician who said it's probably RSV. He's getting better - sloooooowwwwwly. The lovely cold weather we've been having hasn't helped with these colds, but I've enjoyed it nonetheless, although I realized a little too late that my boys don't have enough pants or long-sleeved shirts. I also came to the conclusion that my husband and I are going to FREEZE when we go to NYC in 3 weeks (!!!). Ethan has also entered into a bit of a bratty stage. Everything is a battle. I can't wait until he's 14! Micah has started pulling up on things, so if you see him with bruises all over his forehead, that's why. This morning I'm thanking God for the gift of preschool. I should clean something, but I think I'll just sit here for a while and enjoy my chilly quiet house while Micah naps and Ethan learns. Or pushes someone down on the playground. Whatever.