Talia's Blog

A mother’s life; arrived at from drugs, teen pregnancy, and jail, through faith and gang intervention.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I posted recently about how B told us she voted at school for "that Barack Obama to run around as president". I was strangely proud, to think that she had picked up on her father's and my choice for a presidential candidate, though we hadn't specifically sat her down to talk about it. I heard a mom proclaim loudly to her tweens the other day, on a bench at the zoo, "I haven't voted since Dole!" The tone of her voice was who gives a rip, and I'm sure her kids won't. It's important to me and I want it to be important to my kids, no matter where their stands on the issues fall some day. It should be important. Good for you for making it so.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Lines are all good on election day!

Kids are so quick to pick up on things their parent feel or say--this can be a great thing, but we have to be careful. That one mom is teaching her kids that votes don't matter, and that's very dangerous, I think.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for your comment! Yes, we'll have to find some other excuse for making baked goods on a regular basis! And what a great teaching moment this whole election was, you're right.