Some people might say Momo watches too much television. Those people… would probably be right, given that we’re all still not 100% from the stomach flu and the television has been on more often than not recently. But, on the other hand, it’s really cool to start to see her incorporate things from her favorite television shows into her imaginative play.

I mean, I do it all the time. My own dialect is littered with references to memes, movies, and video games. It’s how I interact with media, ‘make it mine’ and all that good fandom stuff — and I think a certain degree of modern cultural literacy does or will include these kinds of things. I don’t think it’s necessarily better or more cultured to prioritize ‘to be or not to be’ over ‘do or do not, there is no try’, you know? And there’s time enough for both. And I think back to my first fandoms too, and wonder what will be the first thing to really knock Momo’s socks off, that thirty years from now she’ll look back on and be able to see the trajectory of her life and interests unfolding from that point. And that’s really neat, actually.