Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Voting in style...


{Damien's shirt brought to you by Woot!}

Today I took Deacon with me to vote... and it was a really neat process to explain to him.  I told him how special it is that we get to vote- that we haven't always had this privilege... though I immediately realized my mistake- white men have always had the opportunity to vote in this country.  So I told him that women used to not be able to vote... and that people with different colored skin (other than white) used to not be able to vote either.  He was shocked.  He said, "mommy, that makes NO sense!!!"  I told him that I wasn't making it up... and he still didn't believe me.  I told him that our society still discriminates against people- and, again, he didn't believe me.  I absolutely love that he sees our world so beautifully... that everyone he meets is equal and deserves respect... I know it won't always be this way- that someday he'll learn that I'm telling the truth... and with all my being I pray that he will continue to see everyone as equal and fight for equality the way Damien and I do when we vote.  


2 comments:

Laura said...

I love that he argued with you! He's a great kid and you two are doing a phenomenal job! <3

hiyaluv said...

what a beautiful story. you should share this with him when he gets older. i love it:) gina