Cass was despondent. His Phonics DVD wouldn't load onto the computer.
We (I) tried everything. Loading it from another drive, ejecting and re-starting, testing the CD. Still, the program would only load about half-way, error, error, error, and the drive would spit it out.
I was trying to decipher the Hooked On Phonics website (seriously? On a computer website there's only a mailing address for customer service?) when I had a thought.
Something I'd read a long time ago. Something I never really thought I'd use...but it was worth a try.
I took the CD downstairs, smeared it with peanut butter and buffed it off.
And it worked.
"Daddy!" Cass yelled. "Mommy's a rock star!"