I am sure my husband encouraged it. In fact, he may even have started it. What I know for sure is that walking anywhere around town takes longer now. Why? Because G has to tell you what kind of car every. single. one. is.
Every car that is parked. Every care we pass or that passes us. And if she doesn't know, she wants to know. She will then discuss how you can tell it is this new type of car and then discuss the similarities and differences with the other cars in near proximity.
Mercedes, Honda, BMW, Toyota, Peugeot, Audi, Jaguar (sometimes called cheetah by mistake), Hyundai, Chevrolet, Jeep, Kia, Mini, Renault, Chery, and more. (In fact, on the way home from church today there was a Bentley, so that is now added to the list.)
This was really cute when our nephew was young, even just learning to talk. I am not so sure that it is as endearing in our 4 1/2 year old daughter.
What I know for sure is that is takes longer to get anywhere now.