“What’s different?” I asked, demonstrating a drop-lift motion. “Your hand looks old and wrinkly?” –5th grader

“How was Thanksgiving?” “I lost two teeth and found out my parents are the tooth fairy. That was disappointing.” –3rd grader

“You have the best job in the world, ’cause there’s no one bossing you around.” –6th grader

“How much dollars do you have?” –Kindergartner

“The metronome aggernates me when there’s a ritard.” –2nd grader

“How was your Red River Gorge weekend?” I inquired. “Horrible! There was no WiFi.” –5th grader