Dad: Let’s play some records!
Dad: Pick something out.
Cedar: There’s too many. I can’t pick one.
Dad: Just walk over to the shelf, close your eyes and grab the first record your hand touches.
Dad: Okay. I’ll grab one. (I reach into the collection and pull something out.) Look here. I bought this record in high school. I heard it was good and I just went to the store and bought it without ever hearing it.
Dad: Yep. That’s what we did back then. I knew after a few listens I’d know how much I liked it. I liked it after just 1 listen.
(He looks doubtful. I put on the record.)
Dad: It’s by a band called The Cure. It’s called The Head On The Door.
(He nods as he appraises the album cover. I put the record on and the kids start dancing.)
Dad: The lead singer is named Robert Smith. He had really crazy hair that stuck up all over the place. Kind of like when we put gel in your hair that one time. Remember?
(He smiles and nods.)
Cedar: Remember Jack Black and the Muppets?
Cedar: Jack Black was funny. And the Muppets. (He giggles and falls on the carpet.)
Dad: Yeah he was. What reminded you of that?
Cedar: I don’t know.
(Still lying on the floor, he clamps his feet around his passing sister.)
Cedar: Dad can we get a monkey trap?
Dad: What are you talking about? What made you think of a monkey trap?
Cedar: My friends would think it was fun when they come over.
Dad: Sure. Let’s get a monkey trap. I’ll look for one next time we’re at the store.