not really, although it feels like that.
my eldest daughter is going to be in a play this week, so she’s been learning her lines and all of the songs. the way she’s done this is to play the music over and over and over …
i want to be a supportive and understanding dad, but it’s difficult when a cacophony of pre-pubescent sopranos keep telling me
"IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE <clang clang> FOR US <clang clang>"
"YOU’RE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE"
By the way, said daughter is scary smart. We went to go see a local production of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" the other night. A few minutes after the play started, she turns to me and says "I don’t understand what they’re saying". I tell her "concentrate on what they’re saying for a little while and it will all make sense. This is the way people talked in 16th century England". A few minutes later, she asks me "what did oberon just say?". I answer "who?". She says "the lord of the fairies". I say "who?". At that point she gives up on me and begins asking her grandmother for help. that means she’s both smart and pragmatic, like her mom.