Me: Oh yeah? What makes a house cute to you?
Bean: Well, I like it when they are small. I like when they have flowers, and are painted a cute color. I like when there are poles in the front by the door, nice green plants, and a place for sitting.
Me: That does sound like a nice house. Can you show me a house you like as we drive?
Bean, scanning the neighborhood as we head to the chiropractor: Well, I like that one, and I like the poles on that one, and the fence on that one- but not the color. Can we paint our house a cute color, Mom?
Me: Sure, we can paint our house. What color do you think is cute?
Bean: I think I would like a pale chartreuse.
Me: ….uh…. um… Bean? Do you know what color is chartreuse?
Bean, dreamily as he looks out the window: It’s a pretty light green with a lot of yellow, and I think it would make the cutest house.