Last night Reanne performed in her second grade patriotic program. I was so impressed with her and all the other second graders. I thought it was inspiring...for several reasons. First, I thought it wonderful that the school thought it worthwhile to instill some patriotism in these little souls. They sang probably a dozen songs, only half of which I knew. Second, I was amazed with how much these 8 year old kids memorized! They gave us long quotes from the founding fathers, the recited the Preamble to the Constitution, let alone ALL the verses to our patriotic songs. I loved how happy all the kids were to perform. I wish I was still like that. And I love that proud feeling of watching your child when you know they have worked so hard and are excited to show you what they can do.