On the way to the kids’ carol concert, Kurtzhau (10) has been belatedly practicing Walking In the Air, me teasing by pretending it’s the Nightwish version and doing air guitar.
Morgenstern (5) already knows her words. As we approach the venue, she recites the list of songs: Away in a Manger, When Santa got Stuck up the Chimney…
“Ride of the Valkyries!” I add.
Kurtzhau immediately starts singing the Imperial March.
I put my head in my hands. “I am a failure as a parent!”
Kurtzhau laughs. “How does it go?”
And we walk the last hundred hards singing Wagner.