The kids and I attended our first protest together today. We joined my Mom and her husband Tim at the Tea Party in Bryan, Texas and I have to say, while I didn't agree fully with everything said, I heartily agreed with the sentiment of the day: Less Government Is Better. I'm not a hugely political person, but I do have a large problem with my state representative voting in direct opposition to their constituents wishes (cough...Kay Granger...cough). When a clear majority of your people ask you not to do something and you do it anyways - Bad form, man, bad form.
And so, the kids and I loaded up with Mom and Tim, got our camp chairs and signs, and went to the park to listen to some flaming retoric, a poem by a John Wayne impersonator (Seriously. Not the highlight of the day), some very well thought out points, and some people that were just glad to be heard. The kids got a great civics lesson (because, you know, they'll remember it) on government and democracy and how it's important to listen, but don't believe everything you hear. I wanted them to know that just because you hear it, doesn't make it true.
Anyways, my political/parenting views aside, the kids were hilariously adorable and the hit of our little section of the Tea Party. They got their pictures taken many times, and Tim thinks they'll make the paper - LOL. They were by far the cutest little protesters there.
And so - the pictures - enjoy!