Monday, November 03, 2008

Lil' Obama on Halloween!



Halloween
Zion wanted to be Obama
Torin a cat
instead of saying trick-or-treat
I will say 'our time is now'!
One suit
One sign

For the school festivities
Zion shared the runway
with a pre-k teacher going as palin
another student who was Obama and a student going as mccain
all laughing together
the director of admissions went as Obama too!
we spent class time
making edible dirt and trick or treat bags
eating junk and feeling excited
the school day a success
of glee and sugar
truly an amazing day that the teachers
could keep the kids sane
knowing what lay ahead

Later, in our small
predominantly
white town
I wondered how
Lil'Obama would do
We rushed home from school
shoved dinner in
donned a suit for Zion
painted Torins face
and set out
In our small town
all of the kids walk to the center store
Fiske's - for a treat and to have their photo taken
to be placed in the window

Our entourage
a small black cat
two bundled lesbian moms
one stroller
and a small black boy
in a full suit leading us
carrying a large sign
"out time is now" on one side
"yes we can" on the other
as soon as we left the house
life changed
horns began honking as they passed
smiles
thumbs raised
more smiles
shock to giggles and happiness
Torin began to count
twelves honks for Obama mama
no fourteen now!
his excitement grows as each house
with an Obama sign
comes into view
and why shouldn't he?
house after house
Zion scored twice the candy as anyone else
several told him they would vote for him
and our little 8 year old reminded them
"not to forget to vote tuesday!"

it was an amazing opening
to meeting new neighboors
we had wonderful rich and full conversation's
and the kids scored big
Only at one house,
to be honest it did have a mccain sign,
were the treat giveres a bit tight with him
but the mountains of candy and well wishers
more than made that
a non existent memory

Zion handed out Obama stickers
smiled
and schmoozed as usual

I do believe
that little man
helped the vote
he made people think
about what matters
family
in all it's forms
freedom
role models
and change
laughter
and unity
it was amazing
Zion's future is bright

please vote
to make it
even brighter!

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3 Comments:

At November 04, 2008 12:54 PM , Blogger This Mom said...

Reading this post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for reminding me that there is good out there and the right person just might make it to the presidency this time.

 
At November 05, 2008 6:07 AM , Blogger KirstB said...

I went as Palin for Halloween this year. As a woman, it truly meant something that I look like her, and even though it was to make fun of her, I could be her. I bought the glasses, my friend cut my bangs, and viola, "same same", as the Koreans say.

It makes me realize how important it is for kids across this country and the world to see Obama, and to see themselves reflected in him.
Eight years later, lets get a lady up there so Torin has someone worthy to dress as for Halloween, and not just to make fun of.

pictures forthcoming on the blog.. i hope..

 
At November 06, 2008 7:21 PM , Blogger StephLove said...

Your little man looks great as Obama. Happy belated Halloween and even happier belated Election Day!

 

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