It's impossible for our children not to pick up on our values and opinions. Of course we want them to most of the time, however, we also want them to be their own person. We often speak to Mad and El about our beliefs and then go on to explain that they will form their own opinions as they grow and learn. They are not Chris nor I and we should not want them to be. Their little spirits have been placed in our care for only a short time and we'll do our best to guide them. This election has been discussed daily in our home and I'm thankful my little sponges are old enough to absorb this historic moment...no matter what the results. They'll remember this forever.