Dispatches from the Frontlines of Fatherhood: Being Embarrassed

Scott William Carter   February 10, 2010  

Me: All right, Kat, this time when you play I want you to count the
notes. Out loud.

Kat: But I hate that!

Me: I need to know you’ve got the rhythm down.

Kat: No! It’s embarrassing!

Me: Why is it embarrassing?

Kat: Because Calvin’s listening!

Me: Calvin? He’s four years old. He doesn’t care about you playing the
piano. Half the time, he forgets to put on his underwear. Does he act

Kat: No.

Me: Well, there you go.