Friday, November 19, 2010
Making the World a Better Place
Because if it is the former, I have to convey the idea that his sister's allowance is not his personal slush fund even if "she thinks it's a great idea. You're not listening Mommy. She AGREED!!!"
If it's the latter I have the next 20 to 1000 minutes to listen in excruciating and endless detail of his brilliant idea for video game. When I think he will finally be done, I'll say something supportive like "That is very creative!"
And he'll say "Mommy, that's just the first level!" and will continue on talking about secret caves, and gargoyles that come to life. He will interrupt himself only to ask "Mommy, are you listening??" when I fail to absorb the creative genius in "having to repeat the level three times and every time it gets harder and the wizard doesn't want you to win".
Jackson knew by my sigh that I was expecting nothing fun from his unstated idea.
"Mommy, it's a way to make the world a better place."
It's all about the marketing plan. I asked him to go on.
"I think the government should print a lot more money."
"Really, and give the money to you?" I said. I know my boy.
He was indignant.
"No. They should give the money to the poor countries that owe a lot of money and they could pay it off."
"Don't you see, Mommy. All they have to do is print money and it would make the world a better place."