This is what I thought…
But this is what I said…
“Jay, why would you ask me that question?”
This was his response…
“No reason, Mom. Just wondering.”
This is disturbing. At what point did this kid think that self-inflicted brain injury would be a good idea? What the hell is he up to? Hmm, I’m thinking. Still thinking. Thinking some more. Got it! This is what I imagine took place, a conversation between brothers…
“Hey, Will! I’ve got a great idea!”
“Ok, Jay. What da ya thinking?”
“Well, I was thinking if we got ourselves a couple of concussions we might be able to get out of school for a day or two.”
“How in the heck are we gonna do that, Jay?”
“I’m thinking if we took a couple of those bricks out there in the backyard and chucked them at each other…that might do the trick.”
“Jay, I’m not sure this is a good idea. You know how I don’t like pain.”
“C’mon, Will! Don’t be such a baby your whole life. You just need to rattle around your brain enough for a little concussion. Just think…we can spend the whole day in the basement eating freeze pops and playing Xbox.”
That’s it…the damn Xbox!
So tell me, did you ever play hookey from school?