Saturday, March 06, 2010

Geography according to Jimmy

A few weeks ago Jimmy got a new clock radio. The idea was for him to not only have a visual reminder to help him get his morning chores done on time, but also help him to get up on his own every morning in time to say goodbye to his dad before Jim leaves for work.

The clock radio also has a CD player, so Jim let Jimmy choose from our vast collection of mp3s and burned him a mixed CD. It's pretty eclectic; everything from "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry to "Dancing Queen" by ABBA to "Panama" by Van Halen. One of the songs, which is Jimmy's new favorite, is "Nations of the World", from the cartoon series "The Animaniacs".

For the last week he's been humming it around the house, and this morning it occurred to Jim and I we were missing the educational opportunity this song presented, so we printed up the lyrics and gave them to Jimmy. He disappeared into his room and we could hear him singing the song to himself with great gusto.

About five minutes later he emerged with a look of profound realization on his face.

"Hey, Mom! Panama is a song and a country!"


John and Chantalle said...

How fun! You have one smart cookie on your hands. :)

Kim said...

I'm not sure what it says about me and/or Jimmy that, Animaniacs aside, I have the other three songs listed currently on my iPod...!

chicklegirl said...

Kim, I would say it means you both have a taste for the classics!

Dyann said...

I love, Love, LOVE the Animaniacs! Love their songs, love the cartoon, love the dry humor.

I was just thinking of Dr. Schnitzelpuskrakengescheitmeier the other day!

And my fave from Dot's Poetry Corner:
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet,
And what a big tuffet she had.
So if you feel insecure,
Go stand next to her.
Then you won't feel quite so bad.