Monday, November 06, 2006

EP

Will the list of things these kids need to learn never end? Just when I think I’ve got a grasp of it all – how to walk, use a toilet, talking, using a fork – something new, something seemingly simple, pops up. Tonight, S said, “Who is Elvis?” Who is Elvis? I never thought about that. I guess I just assumed people were born with the knowledge of Elvis Presley, that it was as innate as breathing or blinking or, in our family, talking. She even lives in Memphis. I’m 36 and have never known life without EP. I suppose it’s time to ramp up the teaching to cover all of the basics before they’re out of the house, and on their own for good, so they don’t embarrass their mother and me in social situations. What’s next? What is that movie The Godfather about?

4 comments:

Contrary said...

Don't forget to show her his movies! I've been through Memphis 6 times in the last year and I have yet to darken Graceland's doors. This makes me unhappy.

Stacey Greenberg said...

satchel was elvis in the school play when he was 2.

he also knows who the beatles are.

Shannon said...

i didn't know who elvis was until we moved here when i was 10. they aren't behind; they are northeasterns.

Elizabeth Alley said...

should we do a Beatles tutorial for them this Thursday?