Straight from the horse's mouth

Watching "Ace of Cakes" with Peanut, who loves to cook:
Me: What do you think about those fancy cakes? Do you want to make cakes like that when you grow up?
Peanut: No.
Me: No? What do you want to be when you grow up?
Peanut: I don't know.
Me: Do you want to be a chef?
Peanut: No. Stop asking. I don't know what I want to be.
D: You don't need to know yet.
Me: You know what, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
Peanut: You already grew up.
Me: Well, that's a bummer, because I still don't know what I want to be.
Peanut: You're nothing. Dad has to go to work and you don't have a babysitter, so you're nothing.


Maybe they should lower the voting age

Moon: We are having a mock election at school tomorrow.
Me: Oh yeah? Do you know who you're voting for?
Moon: I'm definitely voting for Obama.
Me: What made you choose Obama? Is it because Mom and Dad support him?
Moon: No. He's going to lower taxes for the middle class and he has a better plan for health care.

It could have been worse

Peanut: Hey, Mom, we read this White House book at school today, and then we used these cards to choose who we wanted.
Me: You had a mock election.
Peanut: Yeah.
Me: Who did you vote for.
Peanut: I'm not telling.
Me: Why? Did you vote for McCain?
Peanut: No.
Me: Did you vote for Obama?
Peanut: Yes.
Me: Do you know who won?
Peanut: No, not yet, but Obama's going to win because everybody wants him.
Me: That's good.
Peanut: Do you know what Stephen did?
Me: Do I want to know?
Peanut: He voted for McCain.

I cannot even tell you how relieved I am that Stephen did not put John McCain in his anus.