The first grade has been studying famous American contributors, and each child had to pick someone to learn about and portray. Lydia picked Johnny Appleseed, and she was thrilled when I let her bring a real pot to wear on her head for the class "wax museum". Gyunay wasn't sure what was going on, but he enjoyed visiting Lydia at her school. I asked Lydia why she picked Johnny Appleseed, and she said, "Because I like apples, and he planted lots of apple trees. And he ate nuts and berries because he loved wild animals and didn't want to kill them, and I love wild animals." I did point out that she eats animals, though, and she replied, "Well, yeah, cause they taste good!" That's pretty authentically Lydia; she adores animals, but she has no qualms about watching her daddy cull chickens and then eating them.