I took my children with me to vote. These last couple of days, Parker expressed a lot of anxiety that Obama wouldn’t win the election. Somehow Jen and I communicated our fears to him even though we try keep political discussions
out of our children’s hearing range. I told him that I thought Obama would win (I knew because Nate Silver told me so). But
I also said, Parker when you grow you, you get to choose who vote for. You can vote for whomever you want.
I think its natural to want your children to be like you. Seriously, with all of the work you put in, it’s the least they could do. But I am not raising a Democrat. I am raising a child. And I want my children to understand that their brain is their own. No one should tell them how to think. If they become conservatives, well, I won’t like it. But I’ll respect their choice