me: What’s all that?
Jack: I’m drawing my formulating plans.
me: (?) Formulating?
Jack: (drawing furiously) yeah, plans…
me: Plans of what?
Jack: Something (draw, draw, draw)
me: Something big?
Jack: It’s gonna be something that you’re not involved in.
me: Nice. You can’t include your Mom?
me: Sigh. (I watched him for a few minutes. He copied all of the symbols for Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel onto multiple sheets of paper.) So what are all those shapes?
Jack: Computer stuff.
me: For what?
Jack: Oh nothing, soooo.
me: So, what…
Jack: So, MYOB.
me: Is that nice?
Jack: If I don’t want to let you in on something, sure.
me: What’s all that other artwork?
Jack: Cuz I wanted to do something that I’m trying to do… I don’t remember (he keeps drawing)
me: Then how do you know what you’re doing?
Jack: I’m good at it.
me: Modest too.
Jack: (Stops drawing and looks up at me. Resumes drawing.)
me: Why are you going over there?
Jack: Now I’m switching all these pushpins for other pushpins so I can make them tighter. I switch them so they’re better. (he leaves the room and I hear running, then he comes back out of breath)
me: What now?
Jack: I need these keys! Ummm just for a minute.
me: Don’t pull them out, just turn them gently!
Jack: Oh, that was stupid of me SORRY!
me: We’re leaving in a few minutes okay?
Jack: Okay, I’ll be done formulating by then.
me: Then you’ll tell me what’s going on?
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It’s for your own good, you understand. If he told you he’d have to kill you.
You are probably correct on that point!