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September 03, 2004

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Clever indoctrination: "They listen to their Mommas, who must be very wise."

Reminds me of a song my daughter learned very early in pre-school:

"O B E Y
Obey your mom and dad
O B E Y
Make them very glad
Listen to the words they say
Obey your parents every day
O B E Y
Obey your mom and dad"

She loved the song, and would happily sing it while misbehaving in some form or another.

Unfortunately for her, she's 13 now - the age at which parents can easily embarrass their kids. Last night she got mad at me for telling about - (deleted).

I don't think Seth will ever understand the word obey when directed at him. Though he seems to have a FIRM grasp of making us obey him.

Have you ever considered writing children's books? The whole time I was "singing" your song I was thinking how great it would be as an illustrated kid's book. Big funny hats and ties and dinosaurs...you couldn't miss!

OE: Deleted, huh? Must've been good. Heh heh. I think it's written on the birth certificate somewhere that you're obligated to humiliate them.

Faith: Thanks for the support! I'm not ready for prime time, though. I'm just happy if people read it on the blog and get a laugh. Glad you liked it.

Anne, you really are amazing. I can see the dino "song" as a best-seller. You are destined to become a star. : )

I forgot to add: I sang this in my head to the tune of "Beverly Hillbillies." I have no idea where that came from, but it worked. : )

Beverly Hillbillies! How inspired. That's now the official tune.

Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. My world collapsed shortly after I posted this. Can't wait to meet you Saturday.

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