Two years ago, I wrote in this space that I wouldn't be reviewing "American Idol" because of other priorities. After reviving my reviews last season, I am taking another hiatus from singer critique.
It really is about priorities.
Instead of watching the likes of Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet, the potential finalists, belt out unique versions of Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder classics, I was helping my 6-year-old floss her teeth. (Yeah, I caught up through the wonder of DVR after 10 p.m.)
Before that, it was answering her questions about classroom reading etiquette. Then there was the project of going through all of her old DVDs and watching her make the emotional choice of which ones stay in the family room and which ones are retired to the basement. "Monsters, Inc." and "Finding Nemo" were retired; "Enchanted" and "Tangled" stayed.
A bath, brushing teeth and flossing can easily take an hour.
Then there's math and spelling homework.
From time to time and when inspiration hits, I'll share my views on the singers to watch.
But for now, the keyboard is silent.