Thomas train has taken over the house. Cannon wakes up in the morning and often the first words out of his mouth are, "Watch, Thomas Train." We have a television in our house but no cable, dish or antenna. it should be a great mystery as to where the boy gets his addiction to TV. But it isn't. He gets it from his dad.
I think if I lived in a time before radio, I would sit around in the evening and watch bugs crawl around. Jill would be asking me to put the boy to bed and I would be lost in the beetle's intense struggle to find a crack in the floor wide enough to escape through. Jill's voice would rise louder as she repeated herself for the third time. My jaw would open slightly as my focus had to become intense enough to drive out the surrounding noise. This would continue until Jill's boot heel would end the beetle's struggle and bring me back to the world at hand.