My family has been having the best time walking through our neighborhood this fall. Not only are the colors stunning this year, but my 2nd grader and 4Ker?? are having the best time reading. Reading on a family walk? What are they reading you ask? The "every-four-year-national-reading-program-without-really-meaning-to-be-a-reading-program": political yard signs. Caryn, my 4 year-old, has been pointing out every McCain sign along our route. I'm not sure if she's got the symbol down or recognizes the "C" as part of her name, but every time we see one, she shouts "MCCAIN!!" Not to be biased, she's also yelling out "OBAMA!!" each time we see his appropriate sign too. It's been quite fun to walk and find signs. We try not to get too involved in politics even though we know who we'll be voting for, but it sure is fun to watch our kids get excited about reading and walking. They've been looking forward to our walks and usually like to go down the same streets because they know there are tons of signs along the way.