We have CNN on at our house. We have champagne chilling. We have chips 'n' dip. We even have spinach-artichoke "veggie bites" to heat up in the toaster over.
We plan to let our sons (ages 13 and 7) stay up late tonight to see the election results; we want them to see history made. They had today off from school because their schools are polling places. For probably the only time in their lives, we will let them skip school tomorrow without their being sick. They won't have had enough sleep by the time school starts tomorrow, so we're going to let them sleep in. We think that the civics lesson is important enough to warrant missing a day of school.
And if Obama wins, my husband will take down our world peace and "Change we can believe in" flags from the 40-foot-plus flagpole in our front yard and replace them with our American flag (which will be spotlighted, to follow etiquette for nighttime flag-flying) and the world peace flag. We haven't flown our American flag since Dubya invaded Iraq.
I can't wait to be proud of my country once again, a country full of compassionate, hardworking people of all colors.
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