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Child raising? Don't plant 'em too deep

I suspect by the time my kids are old enough to understand what Alcoholics Anonymous is, there will be an organization for kids to sit at meetings and bitch about their parents. It'll be something like "Raised by Geeks Anonymous". Sam will be there, probably as a result of tonight.

As I was putting him in Mickey Mouse pajamas, I sang to him:
"MIC...that stands for Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, one of the ways antibiotics are tested to see at what point they retard bacterial growth!"
"KEY...the way that drug moieties fit into a receptor site is often called 'lock and key'!"
"MOUSE...genetically altered 'knockout' mice are common in drug research for how they can confirm or refute a hypothesis regarding a disease state!"

I apparently saw the wrong Mickey Mouse Club House as a kid. Or as a pharmacy student. Sam took it well. I think he understood one word in ten.

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mortuus
Mar. 7th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
LOL - I approve! :-D
sethcohen
Mar. 8th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
Which? Me being silly or Sam telling other kids his dad sucks? 8^) Thanks!
have_inner_lady
Mar. 7th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Naw, by the time he's old enough to get it, PharmGeeks will be the new ultra-cool crowd.
sethcohen
Mar. 8th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
Heh. So, if he's at all like me, about 2.5 more decades...
jeliza
Mar. 7th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
My kids will so be there too. They'll compare stories. It'll be fun! (What everyone else didn't get lectures on Jackson Pollack with their finger painting?)
sethcohen
Mar. 8th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Excellent. That makes sense, of course. After all, even though our kids might not live near each other, by then 12-step meetings will be held in Cyberspace.
(no subject) - fheyd - Mar. 8th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC) - Expand
sethcohen
Mar. 8th, 2010 10:55 am (UTC)
Note to self: steal your icon. How've you been?
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