Thursday, January 04, 2007

Baby Talk

At the playground yesterday we met a mother and her little girl. That is we might have been properly introduced to them if the mom had extracted her cell phone from her ear for at least part of the time her daughter was playing. It was fine with me, I'm not much for making small talk with other mothers, but I felt bad for the kid who was trying in vain to get her mum's attention. There used to be a bumper sticker admonishing drivers to "shut up and drive." Now as a mom, I'm against the phrase "shut up." My old K-car sported the more polite, "hang up and drive," but I think it might be time for one that advises, "shut up and pay attention to your kid."

song: Baby Talk • artist: Jan & Dean

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