Buster (1st grade graduate) and Big Man (preschool graduate) were playing a video game together. From what I overheard, the game allows players to create and name their own pizzas to sell to the customers in the game. Big Man was designing the pizzas and Buster was helping him type the names of them into the iPad.
The first pizza was not at all controversial. Big Man decided to name it “Ham” and Buster typed the name. Everybody is happy, presumably even the virtual customers.
The second pizza was more problematic. Here’s what I overheard about this troublesome pie:
BUSTER: Okay, what do you want to name this pizza?
BIG MAN: Pepperoni.
BUSTER: You can’t name it pepperoni.
BIG MAN: Why not?
BUSTER: Two reasons.
BIG MAN: What?
BUSTER: First of all, it’s not pepperoni. And second of all, I don’t know how to spell pepperoni.
I think they ended up naming it “Apples”. I don’t know if it had apples on it, but Buster, after some mental strain, reached deep back into first grade and remembered he knew how to spell that.