Jack: I almost have it!
me: What’s that?
Jack: The Star Spangled Banner words!
me: Wow, you’ve been practicing all this time??
Jack: Yeah I think it’s something we have to know in 2nd grade.
me: I’m not so sure about that. It’s a hard song.
Jack: Oh we definitely have to learn it. Can you sing it with me?
(we belt out our best version, slipping into operatic falsetto for the high parts…we’re funny like that)
me: The middle part is hard.
Jack: No it isn’t.
me: But you don’t know it yet, that’s all I mean.
Jack: I do know it! It says “Through the pear all us fright. Or the ramps that we walked…”
me: (stifling a laugh) Pretty good, but we still need a little practice I think.
Jack: Why don’t you practice and then write down all the words for me okay?