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!

4 comments:

Leslie said...

same to you, it's been fun to watch!

Miracle Gro said...

All in all, he is a very smart and savy man and deserves to be president (rather than the train wreck that ran against him). He has made good political decisions and has surrounded himself with good people (at least the economists he has chosen). I just hope he listens to them, even if the suggestions are not politically popular.

Janice said...

I so agree with you. Thank you for letting me blogstalk!!! I totally understand this post.

Janice in Virginia

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by :) and good luck with your new blogging endeavor!