“Mommy, come draw with me.”
“Not now, sweety,” I say while I peruse amazon.com for necessary items.
“Mommy, please come draw with me.”
“Not now, sweety. How about in five minutes?”
“Not five minutes.”
“I’ll set my timer. Which would you prefer: four or five minutes?”
My little boy stands on the chair and ponders and then says, “Zero minutes.”
My husband and I let out big guffaws at our son’s wit and cleverness.
I smile and say that’s not an option and ask how long I should set the timer for.
He thinks a moment and says, “Eight minutes”.
I set the timer. He plays (on my lap). The timer goes off eight minutes later and I say good-bye to non-important items on amazon and break out the drawing pad.