I brought my iPod with me last visit to the pediatrician's office. I knew that Evan would have a freak out and was hoping that the novelty of being able to play with mommy's much coveted toy would keep him distracted. It did not work for more than five seconds for Evan but Harry was entranced enough that he only threatened to pass out once.
While I was getting Harry dressed again (he is average for weight, has a huge head and is 25% for height so he is a shortie) the good doctor asked if he could look at my iPod. He had bought them for his kids but they were not good at sharing (typical teenagers). He wanted to see what all the buzz was about. He tried out the earphones and noted that he could not hear Evan sobbing any more. I guess that is why iPods are so popular with parents, they are good at drowning out the sounds of a screeching child.
He handed it back and then much to my chagrin started to discuss the song that had been playing. In my haste to entertain the kids I had pushed play on my Wierd Al play list. Had I known that someone else was going to listen I would have picked something a bit cooler. Although, quite honestly, I am not sure I really have any "cool" music. Even if I had, it could have been lost on the good doctor any way. He grew up in India and I have a feeling that his taste in music is quite different than mine is.