Happy Valentine's Day!
Valentine's Day is a special holiday devoted to love. It could be a good time to pause and think about how to help our children love America.
One powerful way to help our children love America is to encourage them to be actively involved in keeping America strong. We tend to love the things we serve and give our time, energy, and attention to.
I discovered Allison's blog while doing research for Patriotic Moms. I loved the things she is doing and asked her if I could share with you. She graciously consented, and so here is her blog entry telling how she and her family got involved campaigning for a candidate they support.
If you want a really fun treat and a healthy dose of inspiration, go visit her blog!!! It's a lively account of her life as a wife and a mother of six children. She is a woman of faith and a homeschooling mom with "a passion for photography, politics, and natural living."
Right now she is doing a series on "Learning through the Elections" that is full of great ideas.
The red link below goes right to "Learning through the Elections."
I hope you enjoy her wonderful blog as much as I do!!
So, tonight I took the kids to a political rally.
It definitely isn't their first but may have left more of a lasting impression than any other.
The rally was for Peter's previous boss Speaker Kirk Adams who is running for US Congress.
So, this was a candidate that our kids had met on several occasions and recognized.
They went to rallies for Len Munsil (also a former boss of Peter's) when he was running for
Arizona Governor but that was several years ago.
Here is a picture of Kirk Adams and his lovely wife JaNae.
Vice President Dan Quayle and Congressman Ben Quayle were also there.
The kids were fascinated by the fact that they were looking at a former
vice-president from when Peter and I were kids and that Congressman
Ben Quayle was a child when his dad was vice-president.
But, at this rally, I think they were just as amazed by the fun family atmosphere.
It was like a carnival.
Wesley had this nice lady make him a doggie with a leash.
This is another way to get your kids involved in the current elections.
Find a local rally for a candidate that you support and take the whole family....
Now to follow up with the kids about what makes a good candidate
and how to choose who will get your vote.
I will also have my older three kids write a report on the event...
civics, the writing process, and handwriting all in one:)
Thanks, Allison, for sharing this wonderful entry from your blog with us!!!