And Then I Stepped in Gum . . .

Saturday, November 06, 2004

They Never Had a Chance . . .

Our poor children. Our poor, destined-for-geekdom kids. It's bad enough that they're smart. And that their parents don't have an athletic bone in their bodies. But now this!

We listen to NPR. A lot. Well, we used to listen to it a lot when we were in NY and could get it almost any hour of the day; here, we listen when we can. And so Katie, at 2 years old, was overheard to be singing a little song to herself while eating breakfast: "Oatmeal, oatmeal, oatmeal, oatMEALLLLL" to the tune of the theme song to All Things Considered.

And now Ian, at just 22 months, is humming the song to himself too.

The poor dears.

Although I guess that says a lot for the catchiness of the show's theme song!