Music

Why so patriotic all of a sudden??

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?