The one benefit is one-on-one time with the child which means I've been shopping, out to lunch, and arranging fun activities each week. I've loved it, but it's kept me hopping. With the election right around the corner, I had a few political things I needed to do last week and Miss M readily agreed to help. I told her if she would walk a few streets and putting out fliers for a school board candidate I'm helping with, I'd buy her lunch.
I've got to tell you it was the most fun I've had in weeks. Miss M was so excited to be in the crowd cheering for our party faithful. We ran into my favorite US Senator, that I used to work for, and we discussed how much it seemed like old times. A political rally at an Airport Hanger!
There is something really fun about sharing a part of your "former life before kids" with your kids. Miss M was cheering and laughing at the political jokes and being a real part of the political process. In fact when the official event was over, Miss M begged me to stick around in hopes of getting her photo with Senator McCain. She edged her way to the front of the press conference and stood right by the Senator waiting her turn for a photo.
I was so proud.
Just so you know she got her photo opp and she was thrilled. Who knows if this is just the beginning of her political career!