Our family tore ourselves away from the football playoffs for a few hours today to go to the Silicon Valley Obama campaign headquarters for a rally.
Jack loved it because there was cake ("Look Mom, red, white and blue, the colors of the Patriots!") and he still thinks the Barack Obamas are a football team.
Ben loved it because he got out of taking a nap and he has decided that he doesn't need naps anymore. His mother, on the other hand, categorically disagrees.
And Sam was just plain mesmerized. He stood at the front of the crowd and watched the speakers (there were 6 and they spoke for over an hour, but who is counting?). He clapped when it was appropriate to clap, he cheered when it was appropriate to cheer. His other friends were all running around and playing tag, but Sam stood attentively. It appeared that he totally got it. That's my boy.