Just two days (two, very, very short days) after the big birthday party, Smunch was scheduled to give his oral report on the Allosaurus to his second grade class. I hadn't done well with the preparations for this report. Things were just so crazy in the week leading up to his performance. Preparing for it required canceling swim lessons and mommy's birthday dinner out, but it got done. It was just a short report, just about two and a half minutes. Of course, knowing how difficult speaking can sometimes be for my little guy, I held my breath for him, but only for a second. He did great!