The Scene: I am sitting at the kitchen counter, reading a book, drinking tea and eating little cardamom star cookies (Trader Joes…got to love that store!). Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is on (thanks, SpikeTV). Anjali is at the little craft table, coloring in her book. Nikhil is at the kitchen table, drinking his chocolate milk, eating a cookie. Now, the ads come on (again, thanks, SpikeTV). I am not really paying attention. Suddenly…
Nik: When I get older, I will wear those.
Anju: You will? That’s nice.
Me (a little off-balance, as I was reading): You will wear what?
Nik: THOSE! I will wear those when I get older.
I look at the TV. There is a beautiful woman displaying her perfect back in a bra, manipulating a little device to change the look of the bra straps. Several other women are shown doing the same thing.
I turn back to Nik: No, honey, you will not be wearing those when you get older. But Anju will.
Anju: Me? I will? Wow! Thanks!
Nik: I WILL, I SAID! WHEN I GET OLDER!
[I guess this is where I start paying attention to what channel a movie is playing on…SpikeTV’s audience is males aged 14-99. ]