(scene opens at school pick up line, smalls climbing into mini-van)
Me: (brightly) Hey guys! Last day of school! Are you ready for summer?
Gamma: (too through) I guess. My teacher gave me a bag of candy.
Me: I can tell by the chocolate on your face. What about you, Delta?
Delta: (perky) My teacher gave us all sunglasses!
Me: (pulls away from curb) Perfect for summer!
Delta: Mom, how many more days until second grade?
Me: (frowns) Uh…thirty days in June, thirty one in July, subtract one for today. Add ten for August and you have seventy days of Summer.
Delta: (incredulous) Seventy days!?
Delta: I can’t wait seventy days to ride the bus. Can’t I go back earlier?
Me: (sighs) Tragically, no.
Delta: (disgruntled) This is so unfair.