This one’s for you, Wisconsin and Hawaii…

Of course Declan had off school on Monday for President’s Day. Most of the day was spent bowling with his friend Vaughn, but afterwards, Declan and his dad stopped by the office to say hi to me. Which, of course, meant Declan had to make the rounds with all my coworkers since he is a total rock star at the office. One exchange had several people prairie-dogging out of their cubes with ear-splitting grins.

Andrea: So, Declan, why are you off school today?

Declan: It’s President’s Day.

Andrea: Ohhhh. And which president are you celebrating?

Declan: President Obama.

P.S. If you haven’t checked it out, take a look at my Top 10 Reasons to Barack The Vote post. The momentum is awesome, but it really needs to continue through Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania!

This article has 30 comments

  1. Hot Librarian

    Hell yeah!

    That’s totally awesome. Your kid? Is a huge rockstar.

  2. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    LOL, thanks Librarian!

  3. Megan

    I love that kid!!!

  4. villanovababy

    Dude, I can’t wait until I have children and I can bias them. 🙂 Declan is (capital A) Adorable. Yay Obama!

  5. Sizzle

    i love it. ha!

  6. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Erin, I know, I feel bad brainwashing him… but OH WELL! We *are* careful to talk about how this is what we believe, but other people think differently and that’s OK too. 😉

  7. Anonymous

    the boy has good taste!

  8. joansy

    “Prairy dogging” has a different meaning at our house — basically concerning a bathroom function. I’m assuming that had nothing to do with your co-workers. At least I hope not.

  9. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Wow, apparently we *both* are right as far as definitions of the word, Joansy! Eeks. I had no idea! It’s always meant people jumping up out of cubes to me! In my world, the term for that particular, um, body function is turtleheads.

    Prairie Dogging

  10. Maurice

    Thanks for mentioning PA. Usually our vote doesn’t count for squat. The candidate’s normally chosen by the time we get to the booths, but this year…well, our 188 votes might actually count for something. It’s exciting!

    Even more interesting will be to see how the demographics will play out in my State. Let’s be honest…there’s a reason why Carville described my state as “Philadelphia on one side, Pittsburgh on the other, and Alabama in the middle”. This is not a tolerant or liberal place. I know Rendell took a lot of heat for pointing that out a few days ago, but he spoke the truth.

    For example: my dad and I were out at the hardware store recently and one of the guys in line there, a police officer, was saying to someone else in line “You know, I might actually vote for that colored fellow”.

    Anyway, I’m very excited, and can’t wait to cast my vote for Obama.

  11. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Maurice, I grew up in Maryland. I know of which you speak.

  12. LawSchoolMom

    Awesome! I love a kid that thinks ahead.

  13. zipper

    clever kid.

  14. Flower Child

    how funny! I talked to a Republican last night who said McCain was a total a-hole. He knows, he’s worked with him in the Senate and he’s seen the way he treats people – staff, other Senators. Not exactly a quality guy.

    And I’ve heard from others about HRC as well – her office has a reputation for never sharing credit and mostly stealing it when they can.

    Being in DC, we get these kinds of insights all the time.

  15. Anonymous

    brainwashing can be funny.

  16. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    AlphaD, bwaa haaa ha! I am cruel. We had to chose between that and MLK and we picked MLK. Next year we may change it up, though.

  17. Scott Booker

    That is AWESOME!

  18. carrie

    That is awesome. I wuv him.

  19. imaginary binky

    Hahaha! I’m still stuck on the idea of people popping up like prairie dogs. Hahaha.

    Your kid rocks.

  20. painted maypole

    from his lips to God’s ears!


  21. Catherine

    Jonah is going to be DEVASTATED if Obama doesn’t win. He’s constantly asking me to play the “Yes We Can” song. He totally blows me away with his passion.

  22. queenofspain

    Yes!!!! My nearly 5-year old points at the tv and says-that’s the president, right Mom?

    hee hee hee
    see, you’re not the only one

  23. Christina

    Smart child. I like the way he thinks. My 11 year old is initially rooting for Hillary. It’s fun stuff in my house!! 🙂

  24. Alpha DogMa

    Now for something completely off topic (because how often can you hear that your son is fantastically cute! Because he is): why were you making your staff work on a holiday? Meanie.

  25. Mollyfa

    We found out the hard way that we had to be careful about this kind of thing. My son’s 1st grade teacher got kind of peeved with him when he expressed disappointment that Kerry lost in the last election. But she wasn’t a nice person anyway.

    We haven’t gotten any better, my kids still watch the news and ask, “did Obama win yet?”

  26. talesofmy30s

    *snickers* you’re teaching him well.

  27. Nora Bee

    Hello! I love your son’s comment. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

  28. Becky

    As one that worked for Obama in Wisconsin and of course voted for him, thanks Aimee and Declan!

    My son’s class had a vote on Tuesday and Hillary got 7 votes, Obama got 11 and McCain and Huckabee? They got ZERO! Can you tell we live in the heaven that is Liberal Madison WI?

    Love this blog girl!

  29. Autumn

    I love it! That is one seriously cool kid!

  30. A Mom Two Boys

    Yay Declan! That’s AWESOME.

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