I'm sure this election is full of a lot of very specific memories for everyone. These are mine:
Lucy: "John McBush isn't a good President. Barack Obama is better. John McCain is nice." This morning she asked if she could have a sleepover with Barack Obama. I thought, "my god, Lucy wants to spend the night in the Lincoln Bedroom!"
Henry: He sat this morning glued to CNN. Then he put his hands in the air and said, "The Democrats did it! It's their turn. Until now every president has been white. Now an African-American gets a turn. "
My brother: He and I exchanged exclamatory text messages. He said he could hear people cheering in the streets outside his Manhattan apartment.
Cary: He held onto my hand for dear life through Obama's entire speech. He also kept commenting on how great the picture was on our new TV.
Here are my hopes:
1. I hope my mom gets some more sleep now that Sarah Palin can't do any real harm until 2012, and maybe never.
2. I hope the Republicans actually work with Obama and we see more of the John McCain of last night's concession and not the McCain that campaigned.
3. I hope the rest of the world hates us a little bit less.
4. I hope Lucy doesn't find out that Sasha and Malia are getting a puppy.