Apparently, today is politics day at Material Girl.
Kaeli's school district is holding a mock election on November 4th. The schools have even been assigned electoral votes based on their student population. The votes of 3rd graders to 12th grade will count. Kaeli's grandma is a teacher at one of the high schools, and she was telling me all about it. Kaeli's only in 1st, and her vote won't be counted. So as Kaeli and I were driving home, I told her that I was planning on voting for Barack Obama, and I asked her who she would vote for in the election if she could. I'll keep it real here. I was trying to brainwash my 6 year old into telling the world that she was voting for Obama. It's been my mission ever since I saw a young boy in a t-shirt that said "If I Was 18 I Would Vote for Obama".
Kaeli: I don't want to vote for him.
Me: (on the verge of a freak out that her grandparents got to her first) Who do you want to vote for?
Kaeli: I don't want to vote for anyone.
Me: (biting my tongue and saving the discussion about women's suffrage until she's 10) Why don't you want to vote for someone?
Kaeli: Because I just don't care.
Way to stab your politics loving momma in the heart, baby. My brainwashing attempt #1 has failed. I still have the rest of the month to complete my mission, though.