Tuesday, November 6, 2012

we did it! FORWARD on. (i hope.)

joining the line
today was another first for this 1st time mommy. i voted with toddler in tow. 
it began with a 40 minute wait, much of which took place in the sun (p.s. i KNOW 40 minutes is NOTHING compared to many of you that waited as many as seven hours!). i had a piece of banana bread in my ergo pocket in case i needed to bribe L with a snack. 
he was generally awesome while we waited thanks to all the people watching + an airplane and a helicopter in the sky as distractions. 
he got a little restless once inside. flung himself upside in protest for a second there. but then he had a lot sweet elderly ladies to flirt with as i collected my ballot. 
boy did he want my ballot and my pen!!!
a small fit was thrown, sorry voting neighbors. 
in the end we did it though.
and we watched carefully as my ballot was fed through the machine. 
it said something to the effect of "accepted".
and off we went with our super cool "I Voted" stickers!
Hooray! 
right when we stepped into line, i woke him up to vote, thus groggy. 

line moving, L scoping out everyone around us. 

we're inside!

getting restless.

L flings himself upside down out of boredom. whatever works. 

L was by no means the only toddler in tow! 

he looks worried. he should be. we voted in Florida.
i look weird, i know. he's teething and my eyes hurt from allergies.
no matter, we're about to ROCK THE VOTE!

my good boy. 

connect the front of the arrow to the back of the arrow for president!
= weird.

our vote for  FORWARD. 

more snacks in the car for being mostly good.
so cool of the poll worker to give him his own sticker. 

so happy this is behind me. and proud L got to experience with me. 

addendum: we did it.
HOPE. FORWARD. LOVE.
and little L, you were part of that. 
<3

1 comment:

  1. Yay - Sarah and Liam! So proud of you for getting through it all, even with the long line, gosh I'm surprised it was so long! Cool that Liam got a first hand glimpse at the whole process! : )

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