Pink P is going to try day camp this summer. The application form had a list of questions intended to help the camp counselors know the kids a little better. I toyed with filling it out myself (so I could just go ahead and mail the darn thing) but then decided to play by the rules and ask Pink P to answer them instead. It turned out to be a very illuminating experience. Here are the questions and her answers:
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: Pink (Duh.)
Q: What is your favorite sport?
A: Basketball (Wait. What? I'm pretty sure she's never played it. Or even watched it for that matter)
Q: What's your favorite thing to do in the summer?
A: Play outside (This seems like a pretty normal answer, actually...)
Q: What's your favorite food?
A: Strawberry shortcake (Me: Have you ever eaten strawberry shortcake? Pink P: No. --Alrighty then, next question.)
Q; What's your favorite place?
A: Home (Awww...that's sweet. Lazy, but sweet.)
Q: What's your favorite story?
A: Any story about princesses. (Again, duh. And have you read Cinderella Ate My Daughter? I totally agree with Peggy Orenstein that there is a princess-brainwashing epidemic--my words, not hers--among preschool girls, and it's scary!)
Q: What's your favorite animal?
A: Unicorn (Darn it! The whole unicorns-aren't-real-animals discussion apparently didn't go very well after all.)
Q: What's something that you're proud you have done?
A: Hug mommy. (Translation: My kid's an underachiever who may or may not be easily preyed upon by child molestors. Awesome.)