My girls are at an age where it is critical to have a favorite color. Not only do they have favorite colors, but they also have second favorite colors, third favorite etc. This categorizing of colors is important stuff for Kindergarten and First Grade girls.
Every time they ask about my favorite color, I always say, "sunset." This didn't make sense to these pink and purple girls. Sunset isn't a crayon, so they didn't know what I meant. I explained, "My favorite color is that pinkish, purplish, yellowish, orange-ish color you see in a really beautiful sunset." (There is no name for this color. My dad and I tried to name it once and failed. So now it is just "sunset" to me)
The girls finally accepted sunset as an answer and seemed to let the matter drop until last week when my youngest daughter burst through the front door, out of breath, yelling, "Mommy, mommy, come QUICK!!!! It's your favorite color!!!!"
She drug me out on the porch to show me this: