Working on adjectives with Kathleen, I explain that adjectives are the words that describe nouns.
Me: “Like ‘red’ in the phrase ‘red nose.'”
Kathleen: [blank stare]
I now pick up a multi-color construction paper star that Lucy made at school and hold it aloft.
Me: “Ok. Kathleen, describe this star.”
Kathleen: “The star that my weird father is holding.”
Technically “weird” is an adjective, so I am counting this as a win.