For the past few days my kids have spent a ridiculous amount of time playing video games, and I'm okay with that. School starts up again on Monday, so I'm not really that concerned if they've managed to set a new video game playing record or anything.
But this afternoon while taking a little break, Zachary went out to the garage and saw my stash of cardboard that I'm collecting to take to the recycling drop off. He brought in a few pieces and asked me if he could use it to build a ramp to ride his scooter on. I told him that wouldn't work, he's going to need something sturdier. He went back out and brought in a few more larger pieces and persistently asked again. I explained that once again, it wouldn't work. When he started to defend his idea, I told him:
"Sorry, Honey, that's just not gonna fly."
And he replied in a very exasperated voice,
"Mom, I'm not trying to get it to FLY. I just want to ride my scooter on it!"