16 October 2008

Family Race II: For a Congressional Seat in the House

The kids decorated the sofa and curtains to be their stage. "It's our platform, Mom. We have to stand on it to say our speech."

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After dinner last night, we spent a few minutes jotting down notes for our speeches. Some rushed around choosing a costume to wow the audience, while others decided to play the "I'm just a regular girl" card.

I'm so impressed. These two candidates had positively no input from anyone when they wrote their speeches.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Jeanne Damoff said...

Wow. How did you ever vote? I gotta tell you, though, I'm a sucker for a fluffy mascot.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Fantastic! What well spoken young ladies, you deserve to feel proud Erin! I would be hard pressed to know how to vote, such persuasive arguments from each sofa balanced, swaying candidate - I'm really torn between the bug spray promise and the white mascot. I love how you're keeping it real - this world we live in needs to be explored and understood on fundamental levels like this - politics are not an adult only topic. We are heading towards a general election in NZ, one week into the campaign trail and I can pretty guarantee that 90% of NZ children under age 14 wouldn't even know it was happening!

6:24 PM  
Blogger rhon said...

I wonder if any of the campaign issues surprised the previous administration?

7:21 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Rhon,
The bug issue surprised me.
But, come to think of it, we've been overrun with stink bugs this fall. I just didn't know she saw it as a key issue.

And I was pleasantly surprised when Ellie suggested no mudslinging in arguments, but sensible debate instead. I wonder if she will take her own advice...

8:23 AM  

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