The A to Z Challenge takes us on a journey through the month of April. We write Monday through Saturday and take Sunday off. Hence, 26 days and 26 letters of the alphabet. Come in and see what snippet I'm sharing with you today.
Politics and Kids
This is the first year my grandchildren have 'really' paid attention to the presidential campaigns. It is interesting to see how they make their choices of who they think should run our country. Darian is now old enough to vote. So, he is more interested thanHarley. She pretty much bases her beliefs on what her friends are saying. Or things she has picked up from her teachers. Or the exact opposite of what her granny believes. Because that is the way of a teenage girl, isn't it? Paige usually sides with what her mom or dad are saying!
Darian recently 'unfriended' one of his aunts from Facebook. When I asked him why he said it was because she was flooding his page with support for Bernie Sanders and he isn't a supporter of Bernie!! Interesting, huh?
We talk about the issues. What each candidates beliefs are. It has been a fascinating time for us. Darian leans very heavily to the Republican beliefs; while Harley is much more liberal. They know which way granny leans but I won't discuss that here. Have you noticed how any of the young people around you are paying attention to this years campaign process? Do you try to influence their decisions? Have you ever based your decision on just plain 'not liking' a candidate? And this has probably not been a good year for the youth of America to decide which way they are leaning!! Some very childish candidates out there, in my opinion!