The kid: "This is the worst song ever! Can I hit thumbs-down?"
The cook: "No! This is Sam Cooke! He was one of our greatest singers!"
Sam Cooke: "If I had someone to love me true, then I know I wouldn't be so blue. . ."
The kid: "This is terrible."
The cook: "Would you set the table?"
Ivy bursts through the dog door, Revel on her heels, both panting and expressive, seeking eye contact, trying to tell me what an exciting thing they've seen outside.
The cook: "Hi baby loves! Did you see a deer? Or was it a squirrel?"
The kid, immersed in table-setting: "There's no such thing as a baby love! Why do you call them that?" He is familiar with the Supremes singing this classic because it's one he'd very much like to thumbs-down. I have the perfect answer: "I call them that because they are my baby loves." Take that!