grettacook (grettaelizabeth) wrote,
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Election night

2000 crushed me, 2004 crushed me. It was way past time... and I'm so glad I was in a packed house at the Montlake Ale House, crushed in a whole different way by the press of the crowd when they called it at 8PM. I'm so glad I had Elliott with me. I hope he remembers this.

At one point before the end, NBC was showing state-by-state results and a McCain state was on the screen. Elliott saw it and said, "Uh oh Mommy, John McCain won, look!" I tried to explain about state vs. national results but I think he was already back to playing with other kids before I could finish.

By the time they called it, he was blinking and groggy from sleepiness - it was way past his bedtime, especially with the recent time change - but he clapped and cheered "O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!" with the rest of the crowd. And then we went home and tucked him into bed.
Tags: election, elliott, obama, politics
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