My two-year-old son asked to watch a Curious George video.
“Let’s watch George, guys!” (He’s taken to calling us “guys.”)
“It’s Christmas Eve, honey,” I said. “How about let’s watch a Christmas show, like It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story or a Simpson Christmas episode?”
“NOOO! Watch George first! George and Man Wiff Ye-whoa Hat!” he protested.
“There’s a man named George on It’s a Wonderful Life,” I said. “His name is George Bailey. He’s not a monkey, but he’s tall and he even has a hat.”
“But you can’t tell what color his hat is because it’s in black and white,” my husband explained.
“But it could be yellow,” I added. “Would you like to watch that show?”
“Yeah! Watch George Bay-wee! He a man wiff a hat!”
I feel a little uncomfortable about this deception, but I have a feeling I’ll get my comeuppance before the opening credits of It’s a Wonderful Life are finished.