Bankrobber

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Jude has been singing a lot of Kindergarten songs lately.  When he tires of the words that they use in school, he makes up his own new words to them.  Mixed in with his kindergarten songs, though, is his new-found interest in The Clash, particularly the song Bankrobber.

On the way home from dropping Karenna off at ballet, Jude began to sing "My Daddy was a bankrobber but he never hurt nobody, He just loved to live that way and he loved to steal your money."

"Your daddy's not a bankrobber though," I said.

"No," he answered, as if I were an idiot for asking such a thing.

"What does your daddy do?" I asked. 

This question wasn't quite as easy.  Whenever non-IT people ask what Chris does, I'm always tempted to translate.  My latest version is part translation of Chris jargon and part teasing him when I say, "You know how you're on the phone and you keep pressing numbers thinking, For the love of God, just let me talk to a real person? Well part of Chris's job is to program things like that to keep you from talking to real people."

Jude has been to Chris's office once or twice and has seen the test phones lined up on his desk and another desk nearby.  I was fairly certain he remembers this.  I also know that he's aware that his dad does something with computers.

I waited for Jude's response...

"My dad pays bills," he answered.  (Um... daddy was a bill-payer but he never hurt nobody. He just loved to live that way, and he loved to steal my money.)

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