Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day
Happy Inauguration Day! This morning I was explaining to my girls what inauguration means, and that we would get a new President today. It turned out that B was under the impression that Barack Obama was already President, and had been since election day. It was an interesting conversation. I watched "grown up TV" during the day today for the first time in recent memory, and I enjoyed every second of it. I often find myself standing politically unsure, torn between the opinions of my family of origin, and my family by marriage and social peer group. I struggle to make sense of things and come to grips with my own conscience. I tend to just keep my mouth closed because trying to speak about politics with someone who holds very strong right wing or left wing opinions is like spitting into the wind, it never ends well. Today was not one of those days. I'm in a good mood, and admittedly shed a few tears. So to those who share my feelings today, Happy Inauguration Day!