I went to bed last night around 2 a.m.
Kentucky had just been called for McCain. Vermont had just been called for Obama. Some analysts were talking smack about Indiana leaning towards McCain. And I just couldn't take it anymore.
I tossed. I turned. I think I got up to pee 4 times.
I woke up drenched in a cold sweat around 5 a.m. I had just dreamt that Wolf Blitzer had called the election for McCain, then busted into a manic giggle saying, "Heh! Just kidding! You shoulda' seen your faces! Bwah-hahahahahaaaa". As soon as it settled in my befuddled brain that it had just been a dream, I had to get up.
The headline on CNN's home page said "McCain camp losing hope as Obama's lead widens". The electoral college count stood at Obama 222, McCain 135.
I found a dry nightie, went back to bed, and slept like a baby for a whole hour and a half before Mister's alarm went off--the news of Obama's victory all over the radio.
And that's the story of election night at JEDA's house.
Elder Miss wanted to know why I was in such a good mood. "Because it's a happy day my beauties! America chose a new president last night, and we got it right this time!"
To which Boy asked, "Is it George Washington again?"
"No, Boy. He's dead," said EM, "It's that man with the brown skin, right mom?"
"Right my darlings! Only his name is Barack Obama. Say it with me: BA ROCK O BAM A."
"MUH BOCK O MAMA"
"Whatever! I'm in too good a mood to let your poor syntax get in the way of my happiness. We shall work on it tonight! EM you shall write his name 10 times on a piece of paper and memorize a brief biography to share with your class on Thursday. Boy you shall aspire to be like him in every way. Missy you work on clapping and swooning every time I say 'Change has come to America'. Now go forth. Today will be a great day! Today you are Americans!"