Kids, and why Roo is more observant about them than I am.

After seeing Louis CK do the bit above, Roo was riding in the car with me and Moishe.  Moishe said something entirely unimportant and Roo pointed out that Louis CK was right, kids often don't talk about anything important.  "No no, I insisted, Moishe's different, and often insightful."  Roo just nodded her head like, "You're not listening to me."

As the days went on, I started to notice little things Moishe said that had very little novel information content to an adult, but were probably the cause of mighty synpase thunderstorms in his brain.  More and more, I realized Roo was right.  I was just appropriately blind.

Then finally, on our trip to Lisa's wedding in the elephant in New Jersey last week, we were driving to the airport and Moishe said:

"2 car train is approaching"

For those of you that live in the Bay Area, my son was quoting the automated announcements in the MUNI rail stations letting you know a car is approaching.  I came to realize, the more I listened to him, how much my son resembles the Cylon hybrid on Battlestar Galactica.

Perhaps I can plug him into the house to repair the rain damage.


  1. billfrog on March 26, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    yes, but if he could, he’d ask for this: