Dear Other Dads of Young Children

I was in the elevator at work yesterday and noticed that I was getting some strange looks from the handful of other people in the elevator with me. At first I thought maybe I had something on my face, but as I listened, I suddenly realized that I was singing the “Dance-A-Lot Robot” song from the Disney Channel. Out loud, of course. I told Kelly about this after work and she laughed.


Please, Other Dads of Young Children, tell me that I am not the only one who unconsciously sings Dance-A-Lot Robot songs out loud in the work elevator when others are present!

Most Sincerely,


About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

4 thoughts on “Dear Other Dads of Young Children

  1. It’s not only you, or just Dads. My wife and I frequently catch ourselves singing something from a kids show – its even been known for us to sing together!

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