Monday, May 03, 2010

My Daughter Vs. Radio

Driving A to ballet on Saturday, she suddenly burst out, "WHY? DO YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS?  IT IS -- SO -- BORING!"

I was listening to A Prairie Home Companion, which is not boring.  But perhaps to a child it can be.  I tried to convince her not to listen if it bored her but she told me she couldn't stop listening because "It fills the whole car."

So I turned to a local Christian radio station. 

A: What was that song about?

Me: Uhh, something about God working in the lives of everyone and not giving up on them.

A: Is every song on this station the same?

Me: No, that was a different song.

A: But they're all about the same thing,

Me: Yeah. They kind of are.

A: Are they all sung by the same person?

Me: No, there are different singers.

A: Well, they all sound the same to me.


  1. I used to say the same thing about "A Prarie Home Companion" at that age when my parents listened to it and then in college I actually attended a live show in Minneapolis and got hooked. So there's hope yet.

  2. Some day she will tell that story on NPR during pledge week. Get em hooked young and they will pledge later.

  3. I think you are using your daughter to talk to the people in the box. She's smaller, so it's easier for her to climb back in there.

    I miss listening to Writer's Almanac every morning on my way to work.

  4. Also Matt6:19 PM

    You know. I have the same conversation with my wife about our Christian Radio Station.

    What does it mean?!