Dr. Gooch came home from a shift at the hospital with some stickers for the kids. He offered his son a strip of Spiderman in various web-throwing poses. Seth took a look at them and asked, "Do you have any with lighthouses on them?"
Yesterday, I sat between my two boys on the couch reading Peter Spier's Book of Opposites (a favorite from my own childhood) and we cam to the On/Off page where there was a picture of a lighthouse in the daytime (off) and one at night (on). Seth instantly began monologueing about his favorite sea-side structure. I interrupted and asked,
"Why do you like lighthouses so much?"
I was expecting the usual, "I don't know" but instead he replied with a shrug and this,
"I just like things that are smooth...and tall with stripes, and that are red and white and black with a light on top!!"
Lighthouses are WAY better than Spiderman.