What does “doing nothing” actually mean?
Jack and I were sitting on the couch. We had eaten dinner and had watched a few minutes of his “Robots” video. I told Jack it was time for a bath.
Jack: Can’t we just LAY here for a few minutes and rest?
me: (slowly putting my head back) Jack, if I stop moving I’ll fall asleep. Ahhhh, it is nice to do nothing for a minute, isn’t it?
I move at full throttle all day from 5:15 am until about 11 pm. I should not be up that late because I need 8 hours of sleep, but there’s not enough time I tell you!
Jack: What do you mean “do nothing”. You’re breathing. You’re resting. You can never do nothing. Oh! Then you’d be dead?
me: Noooo, this is doing nothing. Just laying here.
Jack: But your mouth is open!
me: So? My mouth is not doing anything! (well now it’s yelling…)
Jack: But it’s IMPOSSIBLE to do nothing.
me: Yeah, maybe for you Mr. Ants in the Pants. Try sitting still at school for once.
Jack: How rude!
me: Yep. (I start to close my eyes) We really have to do a bath, Jack.
Jack: See? Your nothing only lasts about 2 seconds.
me: And that is very true. Now let’s go.
I need about a week of “doing nothing” to just clear my head from this week. Ugh. Goodnight!