I would like to personally thank all the friends and acquaintances who have patiently and politely listened as Manchild has stuttered and “ummed” his way through his spiel about the planets, the dwarf planets, and other features of space, who have let him tell you how a caracal can jump 10 feet in the air to catch a bird, who have borne with us as he explains what you have to do to earn a creature power suit on PBSkids.org one more time.
I know many of you have been through similar stages and phases with your own kids, or seen it in your nieces and nephews, and I appreciate you humoring our chatty child. If ever I can repay the favor, let me know. I’d love to be a listening ear. And to give you a break.
But until then, tell me, what have your kids been obsessed with? We’ve done space, time, animals, the composition of the earth, trains, planes (not so much automobiles), chess, and – always and forever – letters/words/numbers.