Now come two pieces of evidence that we have a full-blown Anarcho-Capitalist on our hands.
Item 1: For the Pillowfight Fairy's fifth birthday, her grandparents got her a copy of the book Six By Seuss, which contains six of Dr. Seuss's classic books in one volume. One of these is The Lorax, which of course is an environmentalist fable.
So, in the clash of wills between the Once-ler and the Lorax, which side do you think she takes?
She's mentioned to Mommy recently that she'd like to start learning how to knit at some point. This is probably because she thinks Thneeds are a really cool idea. Judging from the above sign, I think she may be considering starting up a business, environment be darned.
(I'm actually rather proud of that pun.)
Item 2: Now that we've established the Capitalist side of our little tyke, here's where we get evidence for the anarchist side. As part of her homeschooling, Mommy is giving her vocabulary words. Her job is to learn to spell them and then to write meaningful sentences that use them. One of today's vocabulary words was "blow".
Behold what emerged from the pencil of our sweet, precious little homeschooled darling:
You'll note, it's grammatically correct! We're so proud.
Tonya, ever the optimist, thinks that this comes from the fact that most of her friends are boys. Frankly, I find that a little offensive. (She: "I grew up mostly around boys!" Me: "So did I.") I think this is proof of the doctrine of Original Sin. I also think it comes from her side of the family. (Except for the part about siege engines and battlefield deception--that's obviously me.)
We're trying to figure out a way of using her mental abilities for good, but this is going to stretch our mental resources. Maybe a career as a Demolitions expert? Or in Special Effects? Special Ops? Double agent? Counterrevolutionary? Illustrator of users' manuals for top-secret weaponry? Famous author of really depressing novels?
What do you think?