“Didn’t You Know This?”

DENVER — It should come as no surprise that the offspring of two journalists — two competitive journalists who bring their work to the dining room table — can turn any car ride into a press conference.

From his booster seat in the back, he gleefully fires off question after question, sometimes trampling on the answer so that he can get to the next question before he forgets. His briefings are not left to the car alone. Watching a movie for the first time with Ian is the equivalent of a final exam — a question comes every few minutes about a character’s backstory, the plot ahead or whether or not there is a sequel we need to be sure to have to watch tomorrow.

I told him at the start of our guys’ trip on the plane that he was a very inquisitive boy.

“Daddy,” he said, “what does ‘inquisitive’ mean?”

As we drive around the Front Range and dart into the mountains to see family and friends here in Colorado, we’ve had a lot of quality time to talk. That means he’s had a lot of time to quiz me. Here is a sampling of the questions I’ve been asked in the past 48 hours: Continue reading