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Are your children in or out?

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3littlebadgers Wed 22-Jun-16 22:45:23

Sorry if this has already been done, but our children are going to have to live with the consequences of however we vote tomorrow for many years to come.
If they did have a say, how would yours vote, and what are their ages?
Ds1 (10) stay
Ds2 (9) he does 't mind as long as it isn't Trump!
Dd1 (6) stay

LaurieFairyCake Wed 22-Jun-16 23:01:10

IN (and both voting for the first time)

I'm taking them both to the polling station and getting the admin person to help them in case the question is tricky

eyebrowse Wed 22-Jun-16 23:14:39

IN and the referendum they had at school result was also in

ChristinaParsons Wed 22-Jun-16 23:18:53


PeaceOfWildThings Wed 22-Jun-16 23:20:29

Both in. Too young to vote.

Titsywoo Wed 22-Jun-16 23:21:03

DS is saying leave because he has heard us discussing it. A few weeks ago he was stay because that's what his teacher is voting. Good thing the under 18's can't vote really ;)

BlunderWomansCat Wed 22-Jun-16 23:21:43

All my 4 are in, 2 can vote.

bkgirl Wed 22-Jun-16 23:37:21

4 Leave

Underbrella Wed 22-Jun-16 23:37:28

Ours are 6 and 4. I tried explaining it as if we are part of a big club & we have to choose whether to stay in & work together with the other countries in the club, or leave and decide everything ourselves.

Ds1 is firmly in 'remain' camp because he likes being in clubs. Ds2 just keeps saying 'but I don't understaaaand!'. Dd1 wants to remain cos she likes our house & doesn't want to move anywhere....

bakeoffcake Wed 22-Jun-16 23:44:18

Both IN and will be voting.

Both students and all their friends are IN too.

I wasn't sure which way to vote, initially but after much discussion, I will voting IN too.

AGnu Wed 22-Jun-16 23:45:45

DS1 (4yo) is in because he's decided he's going to go to the EU when he's older to make his own rules there.

DS2 (3yo) says "yes" to any question.

ReallyTired Wed 22-Jun-16 23:51:10

Dd aged 7 is in the remain camp. She is convinced that eu countries won't let her visit for a holiday if the uk refuses to allow freedom of movement of people. She also confused what will happen to the uk if we are not part of Europe. Will our whole island move to the USA?

Ds aged 14 wants to leave but isn't sure why. He taken the piss out of dd and thinks the idea of the U.K. being dragged by tug boat to the Caribbean is hilerous.

HerRoyalFattyness Wed 22-Jun-16 23:55:49

DS1 is out. He says that Britain is awesome and who needs those other guys anyway. He's 7. He doesn't know what's going on, it's just that he is very proud to be British and doesn't seem to want to listen when I talk about the EU. He says "we will still be part of Europe, you can't just change continents" he's not fully grasping it grin

DD would be out too. Simply because she would then try to take over parliament and rule the country herself. She's 2 and a mini dictator. She scares me. grin

DS2 is only 10 months old so no idea. I suppose If leaving means paying more to get food then he would definitely be voting to remain. He's a chunky bum.

Topseyt Wed 22-Jun-16 23:58:09

In. Only DD1 is old enough to vote though. She is 21.

DD2 & DD3 are 17 and 13, so too young. DD2 never seems to work up much enthusiasm, which irritates me a bit but it is her choice. DD3 is definitely IN.

They are part of the reason I will vote to remain. Their future in this should be much longer than mine, so I should also listen to what they hope for. Why would I want to leave them with a legacy that they are clearly saying that they don't want.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 23-Jun-16 02:38:09

Ds1 voting out.
Ds2 abstaining
Ds3 too young and showing zilch interest.

Just5minswithDacre Thu 23-Jun-16 04:23:09

DS is the only one old enough to vote and he is voting out, which absolutely astonished me, despite the fact that I am too.

In fact, it girded me because he has the nerdiest grasp of how the EU works I have encountered, and I'm a politics graduate (joint hons admittedly grin),so I've known a few.

prettybird Thu 23-Jun-16 09:20:47

Ds is 15, politically astute although he still sees things in black and white and very firmly IN. He's pissed off that "old" people can vote when it's his future and his generation that will bear the consequences. angry

Don't get him started on Trump wink

GissASquizz Thu 23-Jun-16 09:23:17

Ds (16) thinks remain.

Madhairday Thu 23-Jun-16 09:25:40

Both remain - 15 & 12.

Madhairday Thu 23-Jun-16 09:27:10

Prettybird - my 15yo dd is exactly the same! V cross she can't vote. Was very vocal at her school referendum and ended up in a shouting match by all accounts.... And can't stand Trump or Boris.

ShowOfHands Thu 23-Jun-16 09:28:58

In. 9yo dd understands the basics and they've discussed it at school. 4yo ds understands it using the club analogy above.

prettybird Thu 23-Jun-16 09:36:44

At our next scheduled elections next May (council), he'll be able to vote. smile

shouldwestayorshouldwego Thu 23-Jun-16 09:36:58

All desperately want to stay in. A little worried about ds's expectations though. He wants to stay up to watch votes come in. When told that he can't he asked if he can watch it on replay before school. He seems to think that it might be a bit like match of the day which he has just discovered when mean mummy said he couldn't stay up to watch Spain v Croatia along with a passion for football and charts. He's only 6.

Strix Thu 23-Jun-16 09:37:16

DD (13), LEAVE
DS1 (11), LEAVE

However, the only person in my house with a vote is DH... So it looks like we are voting remain.

overthehillandroundthemountain Thu 23-Jun-16 09:38:51

Mine are in, and are very worried about war and keeping allies with the US. DS (9) is talking a lot about a European army and is worried about terrorism.

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