My boys can be impatient waiting at a red light. To pass the time, I always tell them to "think green thoughts." So, they shout things like "broccoli," "frogs," and "Oscar the Grouch" hoping that their green thought will be the magic one that turns the light green.
Then today, on the way to piano we were heading toward a green light and Zachary shouted, "hot peppers!" The light turned yellow and then red. As I pulled to a stop Zachary sighed, "I meant to say hot peppers NOT YET RIPE."