No-nonsense Favorite Colors

Laylee’s a recovering perfectionist. She works at not needing everything to be perfect but feels a moral imperitive that some things must be.

And although she’s very imaginative, she’s also quite a realist for a 6-year-old. Imaginary play is one thing but she knows what’s real and what’s not. She’s happy to tell you if you’ve got a minute or 30.

For the longest time when you asked for her favorite color, she’d say “pink” but then she started feeling bad about all the other great colors she was leaving out so she’d just sort of rotate through them when asked. “Hmmm… My favorite color today is pink… and yellow… and orange.”

Then she got sick of the whole favorite color construct. Who really actually has a favorite color anyway and isn’t the choice sort of arbitrary and riddled with indecision? Laylee’s solved these problems by creating what she calls a Favorite Color Chart.
She picked buttons that include all of her favorite colors and rotates through it every day. “Now I don’t have to choose what my favorite color is every day. I just look at the chart. Sooo… my favorite color the first day of the chart was yellow. That means today it’s purple. See? Easy.”

Now I’ve always thought I was pretty advanced in my organizational geekishness, carrying a Franklin Planner from the time I was 16. Laylee’s gonna need a pocket PC by next year sometime.

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10 Responses to No-nonsense Favorite Colors

  1. Sue Gir says:

    Oh really. I bought good organisers every year but I never used them. It just isn’t in my genes. Looks like she got hers from you. Great going 🙂

  2. Meream says:

    That is just adorable! She really does have personality. 😀

  3. Proud Daughter of Eve says:

    That is awesome. 😀

  4. grammyelin says:

    How very original and highlt non-predjudiced of her! Always thinking…that’s one of the many things I love about that girl!

  5. grammyelin says:

    highLY. I really meant highly. sometimes the fingers just move faster than the brain.

  6. Pam in Utah says:

    I am TOTALLY with her on the color thing! I love all of them! Especially liking different ones on different days. Hey, maybe it came from me! The “favorite” think is over rated when it comes to colors, methinks.

  7. I rotated my favorite colors yearly as a child, but I never had a cool chart!

  8. Katherine says:

    love it! 🙂

  9. sandy says:

    I’m making mine right now.

  10. red says:

    Every time I read a post, I want to comment on the actual post – but then find myself only able to tell you what an awesome writer/story teller you are. Have you figured out yet how to make trillions with your talent? Tell Laylee to make a chart for that! (A girl after my own heart by the way- I’m a chart-o-haulic)….and they usually always wind up in the trash, I just like the process of organizing the info in my brain.

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