My five year old niece, Peighton, is obsessed with Transformers. She loves Sam because he's "serious".
Me: You like Sam because you think he's cute, huh?
P: (annoyed brow furling) No, because he's serious.
Me: Cute and serious?
P: No! Just serious.
Me: Ok. Geez.
Her favorite transformer is Bumblebee. I watched both Transformer movies this weekend (ugh), only so I can keep up with Peighton and her obsessions. We had the following phone conversation...
Me: Peighton, guess what? I watched both Transformer movies this weekend.
P: Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (very whiny as in “no fair”)
Peighton then proceeds to tell me the plot of both movies as if I've never seen them before. There was a lot of “autobots” and “decepticons” rapidly flinging out of her mouth in run on sentences. Finally she had to take a breath so I jumped back in to the conversation.
Me: Totally. Yeah, the movies were pretty good.
P: Did they say a little bit of bad words?
Me: Yeah, they said some bad words.
P: Which ones?
Me: What do you mean “which ones”? I'm not going to repeat them for you.
P: Why not?
Me: (changing the subject) I know you love Bumblebee but I think my favorite Transformer is Optimus Prime.
P: (shocked and a little testy) Why?!! You don't like Bumblebee??? (as in, seriously what is wrong with you?)
Me: No, I like Bumblebee too, but I just think that Optimus is wise and besides that, he's the hero.
P: No he isn't (getting really annoyed now). Optimus is dead. Sam's the hero.
Me: Yes, but Optimus came back to life and destroyed the Sun Harvester and killed The Fallen.
P: Yeah but Sam was the one who brought Optimus back to life. (good point)
Me: Well, that's true. Ok. You're right. Sam is the hero.
So there you have it. Sam is the hero. Get it straight. And don't argue about it.