I am living in a house with tweens and teens and clearly this is no place for politics. The combination of raging hormones and enthusiaistic undeveloped frontal lobes is enough to power a small country for the next 10 years.
One child refuses to watch the debate but is nearly in tears and vowing to move to Canada over the whole thing.
One child wants to watch the debate but is completely focused on the hilarious Twitter commentary.
One child doesn’t understand what is so funny/upsetting about the debate, but desperately wants to stay up and watch anyway.
I remember watching an old black and white television as men landed on the moon and took “one giant step for mankind.” My mom had said, “remember this – it is important,” so I did.
I remember when President Nixon resigned and how sad he seemed. My little sister wanted to invite him to her birthday party.
I remember the tight-lipped, terse comments my parents made here and there about political figures and events, because politics weren’t something polite people discussed. Everyone knew that.
I remember the first debate I watched and how terribly important it all felt to me and how upset I was thinking about how awful I just knew it would be if my candidate did not win.
I wonder how my kids are going to remember current events and politics from these years. Will it be in a clever tweet of 140 characters or less?
Do you have clear memories of politics from when you were a kid?