Friday, July 13, 2007


To fully appreciate this latest conversation with my kids, you have to a) be a fan of Jurassic Park, and b) have a somewhat passing familiarity with the John Williams theme from Jurassic Park. You can listen to a snippet of it here.

Set up: Brainyboy and Tink are at Camp Invention this week at their school, where they and other kids bring various devices in, dismantle them, and recreate things entirely new. And strange. And somewhat useless. But still interesting.

Brainyboy brought in his old, walking Tyrannosaurus robot - articulated with moving head and legs. It doesn't work very well anymore. His friend brought in an old DVD player.

ME: So, you should hook up the DVD player to the T-Rex. Then you could play the Jurassic Park theme while he's walking around.... (singing) "T-Rex is com-ing..he's going to eat you up! And then he'll spit you out!"

TINK: (picking up the tune) "Ob-jects in mir-ror are closer than they ap-pear!"

BRAINYBOY: (another verse) "There's ooh-ing and aah-ing, then running and screaming, too..."

I love my media-addicted kids ;)

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