Saw this on the back of a truck - such a good reminder to all of us from senior citizens to baby boomers to young adults - please VOTE

Teaching Our Grandchildren To Vote By Our Example

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I don't know about you, but I LOVE voting day. It's a wonderful reminder of how blessed we are to live in a free society! I get to make an impact – even if it's a tiny one. It's the END of the ENDLESS ads by mail and phone – HOORAY (at least – until the next go-round of votes 😉 ) ! And it can even be a day of educational activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. Whether you take your grandkids with you to vote, or just show off your "I VOTED" sticker and explain it to them, it's a good opportunity to talk about what voting means and how important it is to do! You can even do this with your long distance grandkids via phone!

Saw this on the back of a truck - such a good reminder to all of us from senior citizens to baby boomers to young adults - please VOTE

I remember more than one occasion when I trooped my kids down with me to watch me place a vote in the ballot box. At that time, I voted at the fire department so they got a field trip to the voting box AND a field trip to the fire department – quite cool, I must say! They saw me help on one or two elections when it was a candidate I knew, respected, and trusted. And they have seen me stay interested, educated, and voting through almost every single election. I think I've only missed three elections over the years. For one, I was in the hospital with a new baby! The other two were due to outside circumstances as well. 

Gotta admit - This member of the Sandwich Generation caring for elderly parents and helping with grandkids will be glad to trade all the signs for a tiny I VOTED sticker

I'm happy to say all my kids are regular voters and now it's time to encourage and educate the next generation to grow up and do the same! How about you? If you want a good resource, the U.S. government has an excellent website with answers to such questions as "How to vote," "Where do I go to vote," and "How do I handle absentee ballot voting." That last is very important for those of us caring for elderly parents as they and/or we may need to do that due to health issues!

I'll be voting alone today BUT I'll be babysitting later and will proudly show off my "I Voted Sticker" and talk about what I did and why I did it and even get into some of the "how do you decide to vote for someone, grandma" questions. 🙂 Very fun and very educational! What are some of the voting activities for grandparents and grandchildren that y'all participate in? And,

did you vote yet???? 🙂 

This Sandwich Generation Granny Nanny voted and got her I VOTED sticker - did you do it yet

P.S. Need information about how or where to vote? You can either go to Google.com and click on their "where to vote" link, or go directly to Google's "where to vote" page, or click here for the U.S. Government's where and how to vote site. Plenty of choices here AND at the polls. 🙂 

P.P.S. I am again participating in Sweet Shot Tuesday. Granted, the pictures above, taken with my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera, may not be the purtiest, but they have such an important message, I think it's worth sharing – with grandkids and you! 🙂  And now, it's off to use it to save more great family memories with more fun photos of activities for grandparents and grandchildren… 

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  1. I don’t have grandkids yet, but I do have children 🙂 And yes, we do teach them the importance of voting! A good reminder.

  2. Teaching Our Grandchildren To Vote By Our Example via SandwichINK.com – I don't know about you, but I LOVE … http://tinyurl.com/2w2fmn5

  3. Just got back!! Thanks for the reminder♥

  4. Hi Susan, Very welcome! And HOORAY 🙂

  5. Awesome Annika! What a great example you are setting for them. 🙂

  6. Very cool shot for today! I’m visiting from Sweet Shot Tuesday, and I took my children with me to vote this morning. I agree with you!

    • Dina
    • November 2, 2010

    I did! And, am strong in my beliefs.

    Thank you for stopping by today, Kaye. We can now vote absentee in GA without reason, so I took advantage of that and spent the day at Chuck E Cheese with my boys. :o)

  7. VERY cool Dina! Glad to hear it. 🙂 And I have to say! My grandkids and I love Chuck E. Cheese for fun activities for grandparents and grandchildren! Very fun!!!! 🙂

  8. Hi Ashley – Good job and great voting activities for you and your kids! 🙂

    • Melinda
    • November 5, 2010

    Hi, Kaye! I am so sorry I didn’t get by here on Tuesday … I’ve been strangely absent from others’ blogs lately … Lots going on with my family, esp. my daughter, but I’m trying to catch up with my blogging buddies over the weekend.

    Love this post! I almost always take my kids with me to vote. Sometimes, the voting location has had a little voting booth for the kids to “pretend” vote. Those are great! ;0)

    Now, more than ever, we need to make our voice heard. Great tips, as always, Kaye. ;0) Even though election day is over, I’m still going to tweet about your blog.

  9. Hi Melinda, Praying for you, your daughter, and your family!

    What a neat idea for them to have a “kids voting booth” – perfect for educational family activities!!! Thanks for popping in!

    🙂

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