The way a boy tinkers
Jack: I’m gonna be in the garage tinkering on the bike. (a 10-speed we picked up at the dump for Jack to “work on”)
me: Put on a jacket, it’s cold in there.
Jack: Nahhhh it’s fine. Tinkering warms me up.
me: Where’d you get that word from anyway? Do I say it?
Jack: It’s like when you play with something and mess it all up.
me: Really? Who taught you that word?
Jack: I don’t know. It’s probably from Tinker Toys. You “tinker” with your “toys”. (he air quotes)
me: So you just decided to “tinker” with your “bike”?
Jack: Don’t copy me!! And you can go “tinker” me up a “snack” because I’m hungry!