In this age of reality television, where everyone and their dog gets far more than their fifteen minutes of fame, Aiden wants his piece of the "new" American dream (hard work and perseverance are pretty much overrated anyway right?). Aiden has asked me on several occasions if I think he is good enough to be on American Idol, or So You Think You Can Dance. He wanted to know if I thought people would pay to watch our family on t.v. He even jokingly (I hope) wondered how much the people on the Biggest Loser weighed and how much it would take to get him to that point. Well last Friday he began his journey out of obscurity. His school had a talent show and he decided he wanted to be a part of it. I don't like to discourage my children's endeavors, but when Tuesday came around and he still hadn't chosen a song, let alone practiced, I was a little hesitant to agree to give him my permission. He was pretty insistent so I relented. He felt picked on when I made him practice, but he made it through and his teacher even let him pick two of his friends to be back up dancers (the day before the show). The funniest part to me was when about three or four girls on the front row called out a "Hi Aiden!" when he got up on stage. He's well on his way if he already has groupies. I am really proud of his performing courage, a quality I know he didn't get it from his parents.