They Love the News

We were listening to NPR this morning. I try desperately to get in a little news as we're driving to school. Usually my kids start barking orders the minute we get into the car: "We want kids!" (Translation: We want kids MUSIC.) I'm just not up for Steve Songs, Wiggles or Laurie Berkner at 8:30 many mornings. I just want to continue my news feast in the car. Usually I lose. But this morning I begged since I didn't get a chance to read the baby.

As I listened to the news, this is what I hear from the backseat:

"Chickens, no way!"
"Roosters. Wow, the news is about roosters."
"Barak Obama. I know him. He's going to live in the White House."
"Children? Cool."
"Afghanistan. Daddy went there."
"Turkey. We eat that at Thanksgiving."
"Gym (they meant Jim). Mommy we go to the gym."

Funny that I never really heard the news.

1 comment:

Simon Baddeley said...

Stumbled on your blog. Thought you'd be amused that in one night Americans abroad don't have to talk quietly in public places any more and Brits (and French and Italians and Germans and ... and... and... and... ) are going up to Americans and smiling.
All the same perhaps your choice will turn out to have been the wise one. Sorry to comment out of the blue from miles away but it was fun reading about parenting again, with our lot in the 20s and on their way.