larkin: mom, the black dots are acorns.
me: what are the brown ones?
larkin: acorns (very matter-of-factly)
me: what are the green ones?
larkin: acorns (also very matter-of-factly)
me. ok. what is the purple?
larkin: that is just to make it pretty.
he must have heard that purple is the it color this season.
in other news, this week is filled with preparations for his birthday party this weekend. he wants a pinata (a race car pinata at that) at the party. can i just say how awesome it is when said birthday party falls shortly after valentine's day and the candy is ninety percent off? such a sweet deal.