Huey Lewis and Batman

As we drive around town, Magoo, smart kindergartener that he is, shares the facts with me. Sometimes I get the idea he’s making the facts up as he speaks. He’s learning about the world and he wants to instruct others, share the knowledge and the love.

Sometimes he says things like, “Two plus four is totally six,” and then stares out the window with a big grin on his face.

Today we sat parked next to a soaking lawn in the U District, because cars are always stopped in the U District. It is always rush hour there. And he said, “You don’t really have to worry about wet grass.”


“Well, you always worry about wet grass and other wet stuff and it’s really okay.” Here I think he must be referring to slugs and I resent him suggesting that I have a problem with wet things when my real issue is with muddy wet grass on my carpet and slime on my feet.

A little later on the drive the song Cruisin’ came on the radio with Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow. There’s a section of lyrics near the end of the song where they sing, “Baby let’s cruise. Let’s flow, let’s glide.”

Magoo is really conscious of lyrics and likes to interrogate me about them/ come up with explanations of what they mean.

Magoo: Why did they say, ‘We’ll glide?’ Because persons can’t glide.

Me: I’m not sure Buddy.

Magoo: The only one that can glide is Batman.


Magoo: Because he’s got a glide suit. I mean, come on!

Longer pause.

Magoo: Batman’s not real, is he?

Me: I don’t think so.

Another long pause as he looks very serious.

Magoo: You know what? I bet that guy singing is Batman. THAT makes sense.

Me: So he’s just singing about how he’s going to put on his glide suit and go flying?

Magoo: Yeah. He’s totally Batman.

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8 Responses to Huey Lewis and Batman

  1. Emily says:

    My daughter does the same types of things. She is learning not to take our vague, “Yeah, it is kind of like that…” answers any more. The other day we had a long talk about how our spirits return to heaven after we die. Flying and walking both were inadequate explanations. It is now that I realize I need to be a lot smarter for this parenting gig.

  2. Heffalump says:

    Magoo is a genius…and it’s hip to be square!

  3. Holly says:

    I love it when kids come up with their own explanations for things. I may never hear that song quite the same way again!

  4. Erin says:

    Your kid. Is awesome. 🙂

  5. Dan says:

    I love how that kid can TOTALLY put two and two together.

  6. Lisa says:

    My friend suggested I cruise your site… and I love it. Thanks for the reassurance that my kindergartener isn’t the only one who knows everything! 🙂 What a sweet little family you have!

  7. That’s classic. Love it.

  8. Heather says:

    This made my heart happy. I love that kid!

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