Simon had his first chorus concert tonight. Along with more than a hundred other fourth and fifth graders, he’s been practicing once a week before school. The concert was really well done, and I enjoyed it immensely. I also had an unexpected bit of nostalgia as I realized that one of my elementary school Christmas concerts is a surprisingly clear memory: we sang “All I Want for Christmas” and “Up on the Housetop” for sure (and possibly some others). I can narrow it down to first or second grade because I remember that I had lost some teeth and that I was disappointed that they had already started to grow back in, making the line about “my two front teeth” not quite as poignant for me as I wished it had been.