Morning, I am driving my kids to school, hearing Baby Shark for the tenth time now. I forgot to have my coffee so I am a bit grumpy. Red Light, I make a stop and an old lady start crossing the street.”Pick up the pace miss” I am thinking, not really verbalizing it
Instead of crossing the road, she waddles to my car, opens the back seat & slides in next to my kids. "Grandma shark, do-do-da-do-do-da-doodoo," she sings with them. How does she know this song? The light turns green & I just drive. I guess Granny's coming to school with us.
“What’s slappin, kids?” she asks. The kiddos barely look up from their TikTok (we believe in early screen time). Grandm slinks back, looks out the window and absentmindedly flicks her fidget spinner. “Listen,” I say finally, “it’s a long drive. Who’s up for a real song?”
The boy thought for a moment. “Well someone has to deter the hoards,” he finally said. I gingerly scanned the stations until I found the right beat and began belting out the words that flowed to my lips, “goblins and trolls be gone be gone, none of you shall traverse our lawn!”