A Wonderful First

2 Hopsons vote today.
Thanks Mrs. Cindy!
I had a great experience with Hoppy today.  Considering that I haven't seen him in two days it was nice to spend 30 quality minutes with my very busy oldest child.  You know, as a mom, I love precious moments I have with any of my children.  It seems so many of those moments center around being in the car.  That's ok because I'll take the good ones any way I can get them!  I usually have the best conversations in the car anyway because they can't get away from me.  :)

Signing his name to the line

Turning 18 is a pretty big deal.  It's that age that is such a real step towards adulthood:  a young man has to register with selective services; they are, in the eyes of the law adults; and they can register to vote.  Hop took care of everything by himself.  I tried to be minimally involved, because at some point he will not have me as his personal pop-up reminder.  After you register to vote, it usually takes about two to three weeks to get the little piece of paper saying you are officially registered.  We received his confirmation last week!  Yea!!!

Hop & Mrs. Anne
Today Hopper and I voted together.  It was great!  Because of football, both before 7 pm and lasting until after 7 pm, said child was not going to be able to vote.  What does nice mommy do?  Nice mommy checks 18 year old out of school during his lunch period so he can exercise his privilege to have his voice heard.  I have to say, it was awesome.  And yes, I did look to see who he was voting for; I'm his mom...duh.  (I'll be looking in November too, just in case you're wondering.)

Hop casting his vote.  Awesome!

I have to give a shout-out to Mrs. Anne & Mrs. Cindy.  Mrs. Anne usually checks big Hopson & me in when we vote.  She had jumped up to do something, so Mrs. Cindy checked us in instead.  Big Hopson voted first thing this morning, so he beat us.  Yes, everything in our house is a competition.  It makes things fun.  But for me, it was a proud moment to share this experience, another one of those wonderful firsts in my child's life.  I'm running out of firsts; we've had so many and you know what?  I'm selfish.  ALL those firsts are mine!  I wouldn't trade you all the money in the world for them.  It is nice to have a wonderful first amid so many lasts of this year!

Yea!  He voted!
If you're not registered to vote, get registered!!!  It's an honor that we all have the opportunity to have our 1 voice heard.

Celebrating Life!


  1. As his 8th grade history teacher, I have to say how proud I am that he exercised his voice today!


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