In the last while my brother has learned many important things about the interwebs. He’s been using email for his work schedules for a while. He now knows all about torrenting, and the other week he learned about instant messaging emoticons. (He’s not on Facebook, but it’s not because he doesn’t know about it. It’s because he knows exactly how it works and wants no part of that “everyone I’ve ever met is coming out of the woodwork” action.)

Believe you me, I never expected to see “ur so mean :(” from my brother in this life time…

(I made the mistake of joking that I got them a puppy for Christmas. Oops…)

However, it seems to be the access to All Music that has most inspired Chad. “Need to start getting kids’ music.” Cadence loves music and loves being danced around — when music comes on she throws her arms up and out in a “raise the roof” fashion. It’s becoming increasingly difficult not to start teaching her the correct lyrics and chants to Mony Mony or Fire Water Burn. But I digress…

And so my brother is systematically hunting down the stuff we listened to as kids. When I arrived at their apartment earlier today, they were playing the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas album. Alrighty. And shortly after that? Mini Pops. It’s got to be well over 20 years since I’ve heard that. Oy vey.

But, of course, when one is going to re-live one’s youth, one can’t stop at just one era, which is why, when Patience and I were out a bit later, and she called Chad to check in and see how Cadence was doing, he reported that they were dancing. In the living room. To Helix.

Oh well, at least my niece already has a mullet…

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