My 9-year-old son J is as excited as anyone about election day. His school has been doing a big school-wide unit on the election, complete with creating signs urging everyone to vote, lessons about the electoral college (which I hardly understand), and a mock election that will take place today. I'm proud to say he's a big Obama fan, and I've been trying to discuss some of the issues with him (the ones he can understand). I want him to understand how historic a day this will (hopefully) be.
This morning, I was about to step into the shower when J informed me that he and A were walking to the local elementary school to get in line to vote. The polls open at 7 am.
Makes this mother very proud.