Inaugural preparations are swinging into high gear. It’s not just Big Tuesday, either. The festivities start this weekend with private parties and the first inaugural balls, including the “Children’s Inaugural Ball,” sponsored by the Every Child Matters Education Fund (ECMEF) this Sunday. It’s a kid-focused, family-friendly event that’s proven so popular, the free tickets are already sold out. That link will take you to the waiting list, if you’re planning to be in DC.
But if – like us – you’re planning to watch the festivities on TV from a warm, cozy spot, we’ll be carrying up-to-the-minute coverage right here on the aParently Speaking blog, via news reports from Times reporter Meera Pal in Washington, as well as Richmond school teacher Linda Zittel and her teenage son, who jet off to DC tomorrow and have volunteered to serve as guest bloggers. If you’re in the DC area and want to join in the fun, shoot us an e-mail or simply click “comments” and tell us what you’re seeing.