Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Students of the process with a twist.

As most of you are probably doing, we're sitting down to watch the election coverage.

Graham has been asking all day if he could stay up late to watch the results. We thought it would be a great time for the kids to learn about the electoral vote, the popular vote, and margins of error in exit polls. Because he's six, we've been explaining most of these terms by relating them back to episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants.

It's been incredibly effective but he keeps wondering if Squidward has won yet. We're just ten minutes in, so we may be in for a longer night than we previously thought.

When we first started watching the coverage, he asked when they would announce the results, play the music, and show all the pictures of the winner. He thought it would be like the season finale of American Idol so he actually may be in for a disappointing evening and decide playing the Wii is more entertaining.

In all seriousness. This has been a great opportunity to teach our children about the right we have to exercise our freedoms as citizens of a great democracy. A right many have died for. One we should not take lightly. Or blindly.

May we rest in the truth that we worship a sovereign Lord who does not act upon our whims, but with absolute, divine purpose in all things.

And He is good; all the time.



emily said...

ahhhhhhh, may need to read again later!

Zan said...

I (heart) Graham

Sarah said...

Isn't that a calming thought?! I am so thankful for a Sovereign GOD!

(And your kids are as hysterical as you are.....) :-)

Jess said...

So cute! And God is good...all the time...even now :0)

Hauswife said...

Amen to that!

daughter of the King said...

It has been hard for me to teach my kids about the election this time. I think it is too emotionally draining for me right now. I am glad you used the night well.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

It was fun getting caught up here. Great pics. And yes, it's important to remember that God is good ALL the time.