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September 03, 2004


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
Make them very glad
Listen to the words they say
Obey your parents every day
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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