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Response to Mortos (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:23 PM

17. So sad. My 6-yr old was so excited about Obama's win.

On election night, he woke up at around 3am and called out for mommy/daddy. We went to see what was up and the first thing he said was "did obama win?" We said he had and he gave us a "yay," asked for a drink and went to bed. The next morning he was excited and happy about the Obama win, as well as the Al Stirpe win (local). Before school he colored the electoral map blue and red and learned about electoral votes.

The sad thing (that relates to OP) is that before he went out to the bus stop with us, I spoke to him about not being too excited about Obama's win in front of the other kids. I explained that other kids might not be so happy and that their parents may have been supporting Romney. I explained that they aren't wrong for supporting their guy, it's just that we have different opinions on things (which we had talked about quite a bit, respectfully) and he had to be a good sport.

But the saddest thing is that my primary concern was for him not being beat up by the older kids on the bus whose families may have supported Romney... the level of hate toward Obama supporters has been just deplorable -- and I felt bad all day for putting a damper on my son's excitement for something we should not be afraid of having supported.






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