Today we packed the boys up and drove over to our polling place to do our civic duty and teach the boys about voting. Carson has been very interested in the election process during the past few months and Eli pretty much just reiterates whatever comes out of Carson's mouth. They were nonetheless excited to go help mommy and daddy vote (the promise of Starbucks after voting helped a little bit too!). We all dressed in red shirts and waited for only about 40 minutes for the entire process. Eli stayed with me and Carson with Al. Eli started signing Old MacDonald while I was voting and attempting to push my touch screen computer screen. I told him that he was only 3 years old and it would be a decade and a half before he could do it for real. Carson was very well behaved and really observed what all of the voters were doing. The nice polling lady even gave each boy their very own voting sticker when we were done.
After the voting commenced and Al and I gathered up the rugrats for a Starbucks run, we ran to the park with my mom to meet Aunt YaYa for lunch. The boys ran and played and jumped all over everything! All of the voting seemed to bottle up a ton of energy in 3 and 5 year old boys. Thankfully everyone had a nice nap so we could watch the election results come in. Unfortunately our guy didn't win the election but we were able to teach Carson and Eli about voting and participating in your country's electoral process.