As we were about to sit down for piano practice this morning . . .
JEFF: Mom! I need to tell you something.
ME: Now is not the best time.
JEFF: But I want to tell you something — IN SONG!
ME: [considering potential hilarity]: Okay, what did you need to tell me?
JEFF: [leaning in and staring intensely]: Mom, I think I have discovered a song that will conquer Gangnam Style and make us famous and wealthy!
ME: Well, okay, what’s the song?
JEFF: [beatboxes furiously]
JEFF: What do you think? Is it catchy?
ME: [heroically not cracking up]: I think I need to hear it again.
JEFF: [beatboxes with as much energy as he can muster]
ME: Yeah, that’s pretty memorable.
JEFF: Now all we need is to make a video with William and Katie acting all crazy! And put it on the Internet!
Geez, get-rich-quick schemes have changed quite a bit since I was a kid.