David Bowie was just on the Muzak, which made me remember this. Enjoy a peek into my world.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
You Remind me of the Babe…
Tonight, I tried to show Labyrinth to my son.
“Why should we watch this?” He asked.
“Because it has muppets, and goblins, and fight scenes, and David Bowie,” I answered.
He said, “Oh. David Bowie?”
“Yes,” I nodded, wondering mildly how he recognized the name. Had I talked about him before? “David Bowie.”
When David Bowie came on the screen, I pointed him out.
“That’s David Bowie,” I said, not mentioning that I loved David Bowie before I met Daddy.
“THAT?!” Thor asked incredulously. “That is David Bowie?!”
Surprised at his tone, I said, “Yes…why?”
He shook his head, “Well, in Space Chimps, Titan says to Ham, ‘What? Are you David Bowie, or something?’”
While I was registering that David Bowie got name checked in Space Chimps, Thor was snorting his disgust. Seriously. He was so disappointed. I can only assume he thought David Bowie was an astronaut, or race car driver, or something else a four-year-old might find interesting.
He wandered off soon enough, bored out of his skull. Daddy Diarist had already left the room. That’s fine. I never turn down five minutes alone with Ziggy Stardust.
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