"Hmmm," said Dane.
"No summer back-slide!" I said, flailing my arms.
"I'm not sure," said Dane.
"Look," I said. "Can you promise me you'll read a book per week this summer? If you can promise that, we don't have to have year-round school."
For two seconds, I think poor little Dane might have imagined that I actually have the power to make him sit in Room 111 on June 4th. I don't, Dane. I don't.