Misa's question in the middle of the night (as John-Pio experienced a bout of the stomach flu, poor boy) was whether Barack Obama won. That was the last thing on her mind before drifting off and the first when awake.
President Obama is our president for four more years!
During breakfast this morning we calculated the number of years it'll be before they can fully participate in the presidential election process and vote. This is what we wrote down:
Emma - 2016, 21 years old
Misa - 2024, 21 years old
John-Pio - 2024, 19 years old
By the time all three kids combined are of voting age, twelve years will have passed and I will be 60. Time will fly, that much I know for sure. In the meantime, I stand optimistic that President Obama can help restore a sense of civility to the public order and that my kids will continue to grow in their enthusiasm as they await their turn to vote for a president.