Lately my kids have been watching a lot of TV. I’ve been in the room most of the time, half listening, half thinking, reading, napping, take your pick. About three minutes into the show the boys declare their affiliations.
I like that one. The one is the black shirt. I like the other one. Great debate ensues over shirt color.
Damon is faster than Stephan. He’s my favorite.
When finding comfort in an old alphabet book Oliver chooses between the 26 animals. That one- he points out Patricia the pig. The same choice he made as a 2 year old. Something about that pig appeals to him.
The reasons for allegiance remind me of the comfort I take flipping through catalogs. This table is like ones I have. That color would work in my study. I could be the kind of person that hosts brunches with those etched juice glasses. Soothing similarities, and future possibilities. I can relate.
This morning it sounded like this: “I like Super Why” no response. “I like Super Why”. no response. “Super Why is my guy.” Super Why for those of you blissfully unaware is a character without any personality. His main feature is his football shaped head. He does have the distinction of being the narrator. I guess that is enough for him to be the chosen one.
Leo explains it to me like this: I like certain characters because they can do certain things. I like super why because he has the power to read and he’s the leader.
OK then. Guess that is more relevant than etched juice glasses.