Like I said on fb "Gunner has spent years away from us to make sure that other people could vote in their own countries, why wouldn't I take the time to vote in my country where I am safe?"
I took Junior with me to vote. We stood in line while he whined "I don't want to go boating". When he saw the voting booths though, he was hooked. He asked for a ballot, so one of the workers gave him a piece of paper and he went to town.
He was making a "boating map". To think that Tricare won't pay for speech for him.
Anyway, on the way home from Interactive Metrenome tonight we were listening to talk radio for election coverage. (Sidenote, it was like my dad was in the car with me as Abs was whooping and hollering as they gave results.)
Then they broke in with some other news, and they started talking about a study related to men and women and depression. Basically the results said that women are more depressed than men.
Abs: They act like that is surprising.
Me who had been half listening: What's surprising?
Abs: That women are more depressed than women.
Me: Why is that?
Abs: They should be, they do more.
Me: What do you mean do more? Daddy does a lot.
Abs: Well they have to stay home and take care of the house and kids. Let's be honest mommy, you do a lot of work.
Me: You say it like it's a bad thing.
Abs: Not bad at all, I think of it like we are back in the olden days.
Me: Well times have changed, and lots of people work, and I think that they are talking about women in general, not stay at home moms.
Abs: Well I'm just saying that I'd be depressed if I stayed home and had kids like you.
I questioned her more, and she admitted that she felt bad that I spent so much time taking her to appointments. She told me "I'm glad you do it and all, but I wish you didn't have to and I was normal".
My heart broke. We had a long talk on the way home (heck, it's a 40 minute drive), while she and her brother slurped down milkshakes. We got home and I tucked her into bed and she told me "I'm lucky".
Then I hugged her, kissed her, and turned out the light.
Then I put up the three baby gates. Normal is all relative. I'll keep my normal.