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Here’s a clip from the 1953 movie “The Band Wagon.” It features Fred Astaire, Nanette Fabray, and Jack Buchanan singing “Triplets.” I think I may have already done this video but I’ve done lots of videos more than once so here ya go!

I thought about this video today because of a question a friend of mine posed on Facebook. He asked “What would you do if you knew your child was a sociopath?” Alright, clearly he’s been watching too much “Dexter” but it’s an interesting question. I told him I believe all kids are sociopaths before a certain age. Don’t get me wrong, babies and toddlers are adorable and awesome people, but if you blow a toddler up to man size, don’t stand between him and cookies. Trust me, he would have no compunction about taking you down to get to them.

I have no idea when our empathy and morality gets switched on but I’m glad, for most of us, it does. It is a dimmer switch though and sometimes we all have it set a bit gloomier than we should. I doubt many of us truly have to worry about raising sociopaths. Perhaps a better question for parents would be: How do we avoid raising kids who have chronic “mood lighting of the soul?”

Don’t Make Me Pull This Band Wagon Over!

“The Band Wagon” is a 1953 musical starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nannette Fabray, Oscar Levant, and Jack Buchanan. Even though it wasn’t as popular, critics say it is on par with “Singing In The Rain.” The song “That’s Entertainment” was written by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz for the movie. Here are Fred, Nanette, Jack and Oscar performing the song.

Being a Mommy is the most entertaining thing I’ve ever done. I read an article the other day that said lots of people nowadays are not jumping on the parenthood bandwagon. They like having free time, relatively stress free lives, clean homes, and disposable income (whatever). I gotta tell you though, for the entertainment value, you really can’t beat a kid (no matter how much you want to sometimes *rimshot*). I’ve seen and occasionally even met some really great comedians in my time, but I gotta tell you, my daughter’s the funniest person I know.*

*The opinions expressed in this blog are wholly unbiased and they exactly reflect the opinions of management.

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