Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Federal Election 2009

Here's what we're doing tonight....

On CTV we're keeping track of seats won and we're hoping for a majority government of some sort.

It's turned into great fun. I was explaining too much and R was falling asleep on the couch. So I drummed up some cardstock and my papercutter and started making a graph of sorts.

It's been taken over by smaller hands and I've been relegated to paper square cutter. It's 10:10pm here now...we'll see how long this keeps up!

*Update* We made it to midnight. At 11, after the local candidate's victory had been announced on tv, R insisted we drive by the winning campaign office to see if there was a celebration going on. There wasn't. Final polls haven't yet been counted, but everyone was falling asleep, so we'll update our chart in the morning. The paranoid-homeschooling-mom in me is happy to announce that we all have a firm understanding of 'minority government' now. As well as other various terms that I'm sure will be useful in the years to come. It was a pretty fun sort of learning kind of family evening. Mission accomplished.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Now, maybe they could explain this whole 'minority government' thing to me 'cause I just don't get it LOL!

Penelope said...

Ok, Wow Bonni, I had no idea that you were a poster on TP! How on earth did I miss that one? LOL

Very cool election idea, by the way!

jugglingpaynes said...

This looked like a great idea! Nice work on the chart. Are those names I see on the Other markers?

I've done so much on our election at this point I just want it all to be over. ;o)

Peace and Laughter!