There are nights when you have to turn on the Schoolhouse Rock dvd to settle the question of which comes first...taking a train to another state or taking a ferry to the Statute of Liberty. Even thought it is technically bedtime, and the answer could wait until morning.
There are some nights when you have to also watch Figure Eight, Unpack Your Adjectives, and Interplanet Janet. Because they are so very fun (and it is important to celebrate songs which correctly identify Pluto as a planet).
And then, there are some nights when you have to keep watching Schoolhouse Rock videos. You have to watch Interjections!, Elementary My Dear, and The Tale Of Mr. Morton, until you have sung along to every single song on the disc.
On these nights, it doesn't matter if blog posts need to be written, or your kid has school the next day, or there are emails to be answered, or if the bed is calling out your name. Because everyone should stay up past 11 o'clock singing, and laughing, and rhyming about grammar with their family at least once in their life.
That is exactly what I did tonight. I don't regret a second of it.
What's your favorite Schoolhouse Rock song?
*NaBloPoMo - Day 11.