What an awesome responsibility. Today, Americans will, quite literally, make history. I woke up this morning with a feeling akin to Christmas jitters. You know that moment when you wake up and you just can’t wait to see what the day brings? That’s me.
I suppose I don’t fit the media’s stereotype of the stay-at-home/work-at-home mom. Since they have us pegged as the sect of society ‘who doesn’t pay a whole lot of attention to politics’. That is a quote, by the way. Two weeks ago I was watching the morning news; they were covering a story about The View’s Elizabeth Hasselbeck and how she was going to be campaigning for Sarah Palin. The ‘analsyt’s’ take on the whole thing: that by incorporating an anchor from a mid-day show like ‘The View’ (apparently where at-home moms get their worldly information) they are reaching out to a segment of women who don’t really know what is going on.
Pardon me while I vomit. I had an Exorcist moment…I think my head may actually have spun around. Sure, I’m insulted.
Not only do I notwatch ‘The View’, I don’t have time to sit and watch day-time TV. Yet, I do manage to stay abreast of the goings on in the world. I do read newspapers. I do watch news stations. This is a choice I make…and I know I am not alone. When I called a girlfriend (And fellow at-home mom), her response: that we, as moms, actually pay more attention now than we ever did. The future of our children is at stake. It is important to know what direction we are heading. It is crucial to understand how our economy is working, how our health care system will provide or not provide for us in a crisis and how my children’s generation will be educated.
When you are heading to the polls today (you are going, right?) Remember that you have this amazing power. You get to voice your opinion…you get to stand up and say what you think is right for you and your family.
I am in awe of today. I am in awe of the history I will get to share with my children. It gives me chills.