Since the train I take to and from work drops me off in the same town that the pool we belong to is located, I sometimes take a short after-work drive and meet the missus and the boys for a little swimming and pool-side dining. That means both of are cars are there, which means that the boys have the choice of going home with either one of us. They usually end up coming home with me because they get bored with having Mom drive them all over the place. Of course, if the ten-year-old's Nintendo DS happens to be in the missus' car he'll go with her [(Mom + DS) > Dad > (Mom - DS)].
That was the case last night, so it was just me and the five-year-old (that's him up there on the new blog header) in the van. I had Wilco's Sky Blue Sky on, but turned it down with the intention of talking to the boy. He was pretty wiped out, though, and ended up not saying much, just kind of contemplatively looking out the window the whole ride home.
So we get home, he gets a shower, and then I hear this coming from his bedroom while he's getting his PJs on (this is a reenactment I asked him to do, and it's only about 20 seconds long):
Fellow Wilco fans will surely recognize this as the bridge from the Sky Blue Sky song "Impossible Germany" (another 20 second sample):
So not only was the boy listening to Wilco on the way home without me noticing, evidentially he was liking Wilco, too! At least liking them enough to remember that riff almost perfectly. Just listen to the two clips put together:
I don't know if I've ever been prouder of the kid.