We had a little extra time before the pharmacy would open, so decided to turn off onto a side road I'd never been on. I used to do this a lot, but I've never done it with any of my kids before. I would point out this aspect of architecture on this house or that bit of landscape in that yard until the girls started pointing out things themselves. I learned: Laura likes mid-century modern architecture, but not sixties ranch houses. She likes nearly all farm animals typically visible from the road. Karen likes old farmhouses. And if it has a big, red barn, so much the better. She likes all farm animals period (unless we're at a petting zoo). Laura saw a "tramp Pauline."