Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Then Life intervenes

Sometimes being a Mom means that family has to come first. The weekend was dominated by a visit to grandma's house. Monday was parents' night at my son's school. This morning was my first meeting of the grant writing committee for his school.

At the committee meeting we talked about importance of the first six years in a child's life, and how an investment in children at that age has major payoffs all throughout the school years and beyond. Yet in many cases preschool teachers are paid less than people who work in fast food. Talk about messed up priorities. It just drove to me again how desperately this country needs a really advocate for children in the White House — not someone who uses children to further political ambition. I know that Howard Dean will do whatever it takes to make access to health care universal for all children.

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