The Pony will be joining the varsity Smartypants Team in a tournament on Saturday. He is fired up. He lives for this kind of stuff. Today he had practice with only the varsity. They competed against a team of teachers. Funny how I was not invited to participate. I guess I'm too smarty for my shirt.
Since The Pony will sing like a canary when it comes to all things Smartypants, I was able to gather intelligence on the ride home. Crucial items, like the participants, the team makeup each quarter, the winners, and the score. I also became privy to a near pronunciation faux pas.
"I won't say what the word was, but the question was about a monument. And the name of it ended like 'Zack.' It started with a 'B'. It was like 'ball.' And first one of the teachers started to shake, and then they all looked at each other and laughed out loud, and then they were hysterical."
"Huh. Maybe you should have reminded that one about the time she was the reader for the middle school Smartypants Competition, and started out a question by stating that the octopus has eight testi--"
"I WAS THERE! I remember what she said! You don't have to mention the word!"
That's right. I don't have to. But it sure is fun.