This morning Ike insisted on bringing his current-new-favorite-toy-ever in the car on the way to preschool. It's a crappy plastic toy from a Happy Meal (come at me bro) and also kind of creepy: It's the dog from Adventure Time, but his torso has been replaced with a rigid plastic spring. So he...kind of wobbles? You can...sort of stretch him out but not really that much?
It's literally hours seconds of fun WTF!
Now Ike has never seen Adventure Time. Noah went through a incredibly brief phase where he watched it, and we have at least one t-shirt and pajama set from that period floating around the hand-me-down chain somewhere. But it never really stuck. Probably because I actually found it to be somewhat entertaining, and my children are allergic to any children's television programming that DOESN'T make my eyeballs and eardrums recede into the depths of my skull.
Anyway, this toy has been the Best Thing Ever for a good 24 hours now, but on the way to school Ike realized he didn't know the dog's name. So he asked me.
"Oh, um, hmm," I replied, drawing a blank. My brain immediately loaded up the show's theme song, which I have not listened to in years and honestly couldn't have ever heard it more than a handful of times. And yet:
Adventure Time, c'mon grab your friends, something something something. With [BLANK] the dog and Finn the human
Now I had that earworm of a song stuck in my head and still couldn't retrieve the name of the damn dog so my son would know what to call his weird spring-bodied piece of plastic that is probably going to break later today and NOW THIS IS GOING TO BOTHER ME.
Thankfully Ike moved onto another topic so I got him to school on time and without a "lemme Google that in the parking lot" timewaster. I signed him in and chatted a little bit (there's now a little girl who needs to know HOW'S BEAU HOW'S BEAU every time she sees me), then got in the car to head back home. And of course 30 seconds into the ride I was like
JAKE THE DOG
Anyway, that was over five hours ago and I am writing it down because I am not even kidding when I say it was probably my greatest accomplishment and proudest moment all week, which tells you an awful lot about how low I've set the bar these days.
(Also because that song is still stuck in my head and I need someone else to suffer with me, sorry.)