"Bubba, it's time to practice piano," I said to my eight-year-old son.
He meandered into the room, holding his Nintendo DS. "Okay, Mama."
I sat down in my teaching chair next to the piano bench and waited for him to sit down. He did, but the Nintendo was still in his hands. "Dude, you need to put that thing down now. You can't play with it in your hands."
"Yes I can, Mama! Watch!" He brought up some kind of Pokemon app and took out his stylus. Two seconds later, he was touching the screen, playing the theme from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which was part of his lesson. What's more is, he actually had to select the correct notes to play.
I couldn't believe it. Poke piano. Now I'm never going to get that kid unglued from his DS!