Pam finally gets somewhere with a kid. Yes, she struck out with Abby and Melissa, and Sasha is so covered with Michael-cooties by now that Toby's barely going to want her back, but Jake clearly approves of the shredder. I think this may make Jake the second thing that Pam and Roy have in common.
Getting right on that becoming-a-parent thing, Michael has decided to sign up with an online dating service using the handle "Little Kid Lover." Splendid.
As Kevin and Abby are leaving, Abby asks Jim to come over for dinner that night. Jim regretfully says he has plans, which Kevin calls him on. "You never have plans," he says. Jim assures them that he has a date. A date?!? Obligatory non-reaction reaction shot from Pam, whose thoughts are clearly along the lines of !?!! :-(. But before everyone goes, Michael says there's one thing left to do.
In the conference room, to a captive audience of the whole staff and their four kids, he and Dwight sing "Teach Your Children" together. Ever the polymath, Dwight plays guitar and Michael plays tambourine (finally, the lessons pay off). From the open doorway, Jim asks Pam why Michael owns a guitar he can't play. "I think he thought his ukulele skills would transfer," Pam speculates. Jim chuckles and backs away from the door, so that when Pam turns back to Jim to add something to the thought, he's already gone. On the way to his date. HIS DATE!!! WITH SOMEONE WHO IS NOT PAM!!!!!1!!
As the "song" continues, and Michael's high harmonies pose no threat to those of Stephen Stills, we cut to the parking lot. Jim drives off toward his DATE, and Michael helps Toby put Sasha in her car seat. He gives her a sad farewell look, like he's not going to see her again until the next Take Your Daughter to Work Day (even that is optimistic, I'd say). And then the song ends, only to have Michael say, "One more time! Teach..."
In the tag, Dwight THs about the value of children to the Schrutes of yore, for their ability to work the fields and help produce the food. And also to be food if necessary. Then Dwight's deadpan fa&cced;ade cracks and he says that didn't happen. "It never came to that," he assures us.