I may or may not have brainwashed my child today.
I took Isabelle to the polls with me. She was having trouble saying “voting booth” when I explained what we were about to do. So, I tried another combination of words to practice.
She repeated the words after me several times, not knowing what they really meant. And even though she didn’t know what it really meant, I got her to do it anyway! That is, I let her press the “straight ticket” button in the voting booth. Then, I put her down so she could register her (MY) vote.
After we left, she said that she wanted to go back again. That was music to my ears. I explained that she could come back anytime there is a primary or general election. She can’t wait!
Later in the day she was talking to my mom and out of left field she said, “Vote Democrat.” I guess my little morning message stuck. Brainwashing or early voter education? Let’s say it’s the latter!