Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This morning I drove my son and 2 other boys to school. Let me set the scene for you....we play a game where we take turns picking songs on the iPod to listen to, as it is a 40 minute drive (Blerg). Atticus's (age 6) picks included: T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," "Tom Sawyer" by Rush, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," and "One Way or Another" by Blondie. His best friend Charlie (age 8) picked a bunch of rock songs- Selections from The Beatles, The White Stripes and The Who. The third boy (age 7) in the car asked for songs I had never heard of- maybe they were kid songs...I dunno- he was clearly outmatched in the music knowledge department.
Then Atticus and Charlie discussed Lil Wayne's jail sentence, you know as most kids would. Their conversation went something like this....
Charlie: Hey Atticus, did you know that Lil Wayne has to go to jail today?
Atticus: (in sad voice) Yeah, I know. He got caught with a gun. That's why he's going to jail.
Charlie: It was a 4 chamber gun. Did you know that Atticus?
Atticus: It was? Wow, that's a lot of chambers.
Boy #3: Who's Little Wayne?
Atticus: It's not LITTLE Wayne, it's Lil Wayne! He's like the most famous rapper in the world.
Boy #3: Oh yeah, I know him.
Charlie: You don't know him. You don't listen to his music. Atticus and I know all about him.
Atticus: Yeah, my Mama loves Lil Wayne. Don't you Mama?
Me: Yes, Atticus, I do love Lil Wayne.
Atticus: That's bad he had a gun, but he learned his lesson now.
Me: Yes, that's the lesson Atticus.
P.S. Did you hear that Weezy's sentence was postponed again because of a fire in the courthouse?