Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Pursuit of Unhappyness
There's a cartoon on PBS called 'Word Girl.' Word Girl has super powers and a sidekick monkey, but her real power is her extensive vocabulary (she hails from the planet Lexicon, after all.). An educational show, every episode teaches the kiddos a new word or two. And at the end of every show they ask a few kids what their favorite word is and why. So, at the end of tonight's episode we asked our 4-year-old for his favorite word.
At first, he just made up some silly gibberish words. After we pressed him for a real word, he thought for a minute and came up with this pearl: "My favorite word is unhappy."
"My favorite word is unhappy because I like to be angry every day. Then, I can go like this all the time," and he turned his little face into a scowl and made a ferocious growling noise.
Yep. One of those moments where Julie and I just look at each other and laugh. Love that kid!