Though we are disappointed in the national elections, last night we had a pretty compelling election right in our family room.
While the kids were at school, I printed a ballot for dinner choices. As soon as the kids heard about our vote, they immediately got into the spirit of things. My 7 year old went right upstairs to put on a tie and dress shirt, so he could properly debate the menu options. The younger boys followed suit (no pun intended). My two year old had his tie clipped to his Mickey Mouse t-shirt. It made for a very cute picture.
When Daddy got home, the debates began. We had Senators Fish Sticks and Chicken Nuggets, Senator Milk (who was Daddy - he gave an impassioned speech) and the like. My daughter was the mediator and asked some thought-provoking questions (such as. . . Why do you think you should be eaten?).
Watch out, Washington!