Liam, Nolan, and I are upstairs in the Fortress of Solitude. I’m finishing up a freelance project that’s due today and they’re using The Joy of Cooking as a motorcycle ramp (right now the alien and the ninja are riding the motorcycle). We’re listening to some music and things are going swell, they’re preoccupied and I can proof this tutorial. Smashing!
Then, Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil” comes over the speakers. Both Liam and Nolan freeze.
“Oh!” Nolan starts to jump up and down. “I love this song!”
Liam spreads his legs, bends at the waist, and adopts the traditional headbanger stance. “Shout, shout, shout,” he chants.
I show them how to do heavy metal fingers and wish that my camera’s battery wasn’t charging. We finish headbanging as the song ends, it is immediately followed by Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi.
Now, Liam sits on the floor at my feet continuously emptying and filling the Superman penny bank with quarters, and Nolan plays Connect Four by himself.