So I have a 6 year old and 4 year old son. They have seen Animated and bits of G1 and Cybertron and play with the toys pretty regularly. Which is to say, they have grown up so far only knowing vehicle based Transformers. Not intentionally on my part, it just never really came up and I hadn't watched Beast Wars since the older one was a baby. Tonight for whatever reason I introduced them to the existence of Beast Wars. Somehow we got to talking about gorillas and I mentioned that Optimus had been one. And you will not believe what happened. I swear this is true. These two little boys started arguing whether Optimus could be a monkey or whether he should always be a truck. Like, passionately debating the issue with each other to the point that I had to break it up before they started really fighting. But I also had to suppress laughing. I wonder...are we adults who debate these things acting like small children, or are the classic arguments like this one just something that comes with the territory and inherited into the dna of our kids?