This morning, in the car, as we discussed my little one's recent grades on his social studies tests:
He: I'm getting good grades in math and science, and those are important. I'm not getting a good grade in art, but it's not important, right mom?
Me: *gasp* Of course art is important. It helps you see the beauty of the world all around you. Don't you want to see beautiful things?
He: I already know what's beautiful.
Me: Ok, what do you think is beautiful?
He: You are.
Score 1 for the little guy.