My daughter got off the school bus and hopped into my car. "Mom, guess what?"
"What?" I asked.
"We had a pitch contest in school, today."
"A pitch contest?" I imagined the class writing query letters to agents, trying to convince them to represent their manuscripts. That wasn't it.
"Yeah. We're learning about sound waves in school, so we had a contest to see who could produce the biggest sound waves. We had to scream as loud as we could. Like this." My daughter let out an ear-piercing scream.
"Oh my gosh!" I said, quickly covering my ears. "Did you have to do that in the car?"
My son thought that was hilarious. So guess what he did? He screamed.
Then they both screamed at the same time.
"ENOUGH!!!" I bellowed.
It got quiet.
"Wow, Mom," my daughter said. "I think you just won the pitch contest!"