My kids brought home permission slips so they could watch President Obama's speech today. After I signed Boo's slip, I tried handing it back to her and told her to put it in her backpack.
"Oh, no thank you," she said, shaking her head at me.
"No," I told her, "it's your permission slip to watch the President's speech tomorrow."
"I know," she said. "I don't want it."
"What do you mean? You need to turn it into your teacher. Put it in your backpack."
"I don't want to watch it," she said. "It sounds boring." And then she rolled her eyes. She's six.
I stared at her for minute. "So what do I tell your teacher?" I asked.
"I don't know," she shrugged her shoulders. "Tell her I'm a republican."