Previously, I have been asked by expectant fathers how a new addition (or two, or three) will change life; not only immediately but beyond that.
I explain it in terms of a decade.
Like a parent ten years into family life is a contestant on the quiz show Jeopardy.
From behind the contestant podium, he or she stares at the available categories.
And frowns at all potential questions on popular culture.
Contemporary movies and television programming for adults? not so much
Current music? some but not really
News from the past few years? not even
Recent live sporting events? don't ask
Knowing that the the time invested in kid raising has caused a dearth of knowledge in all things current, the contestant will hope for "history" categories--otherwise known as anything other than what has happened in the last decade.
One area of information that parents with young children do excel is on anything related to Disney, Pixar, or other child-friendly movies.
Perhaps displayed best by this mom and dad.
The disinterested girl in the backseat was a nice touch with their video.
Note: Today's post was inspired by me scrubbing the kitchen and dining room floors a few days ago while the young twins played "Love is an Open Door" at least 13 times in a row. Quality family time for sure...
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